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

Steffi Johnson


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 spend each day making learning fun, growing and exploring, and creating memories with our classroom family. I believe first grade is a very special age, and am committed to prioritizing building a love of learning in my students. 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 positive attitudes and kindness! 


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 quality time with my friends and family. I grew up attending elementary, middle, and high school in District 5 and feel so blessed to continue my teaching journey in the area I call home! 


I believe schools are a place to form connections and foster relationships. I will guide my students every day to be the best they can be through love, high expectations, and a strong classroom community. 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