Home of the Ballentine Bears
Phone: (803) 476-4538
Degrees and Certifications:
Clemson University '21 | MAT – Teacher Residency in Early Childhood Clemson University '20 | B.A. Early Childhood Education Read to Succeed Certification
Hello! My name is Steffi Johnson and I am so excited to be your child’s first grade teacher this year! I can’t wait to have fun and make memories while learning and growing together with our classroom family. I am also thrilled to be your partner in your child's educational journey. We are going to have the best year EVER at Ballentine with good attitudes and kindness! I believe each and every child who comes through the door of my classroom is amazing, valuable, and so very loved.
I graduated from Clemson University with my Bachelor of Arts degree in Early Childhood Education and my Master of Arts in Teaching with a focus on Early Childhood. Go Tigers!!!! I am from Chapin and love spending time with my friends and family as well as being an aunt to my two sweet nieces! I grew up attending elementary, middle, and high school in District 5 and feel so blessed to begin my teaching journey in the area I call home!
I believe schools are a place to foster relationships and connections, and I will guide my students every day to be the best they can be through love, high expectations, and dedication to each child and the job itself. I believe being a teacher is one of the most challenging jobs, but the lasting impression and impact educators are capable of having on their students makes it the most fulfilling!
“Teaching and learning should bring joy. How powerful would our world be if we had kids who were not afraid to take risks, who were not afraid to think, and who had a champion? Every child deserves a champion – an adult who will never give up on them, who understands the power of connection, and insists that they become the best that they can possibly be.” -Rita Pierson