Degrees and Certifications:
BSE - Williams Baptist College (1998) Masters - SEMO (2004) Ed.S. - SEMO (2009) Ed.D. - Lindenwood University (2015)
Dr. Merlyn Johnson
About Dr. Johnson
Merlyn Johnson was raised in La Monte, Missouri. While a student at La Monte R-IV Schools, Merlyn participated in many student organizations and played soccer, basketball, and baseball. He attended Williams Baptist College in Walnut Ridge, Arkansas. He returned to Missouri in 1998 when he was offered a teaching job at North Pemiscot Co. R-I School District in the Bootheel. While in Southeast Missouri, Merlyn worked as a science, math, and social studies teacher at the junior high and high school levels. He also coached baseball, softball, and was a Beta Club sponsor. While at Clarkton C-4 Schools, he was promoted to the position of high school principal, where he served in that capacity for five years. In 2010, Merlyn moved to Summersville, MO where he served as the high school principal for one year and the district superintendent for five years.
He is blessed to have met his wife Amy at a Beta Club Convention in 2004, who was a business teacher and Beta Club sponsor at Van Buren R-I Schools. Amy teaches business classes at JFH High School. They have two daughters: Alyssa, a junior at JFH High School, and Reagan, a preschooler in the Tiger Cubs program.
Merlyn, Reagan, Amy & Alyssa
Professional Memberships and ResponsibilitiesAdjunct Professor - Lindenwood UniversityServed on the Missouri Beta Club CouncilMissouri Association of School Administrators (MASA)South Central MASA Secretary/TreasurerSouth Central MASA Awards CommitteeLeader of Public Placement Facility Task ForceMissouri Association of Rural Education (MARE)Local Organizations MembershipsSt. James Chamber of CommerceSt. James Sports ClubSt. James Community FoundationMO Office of Homeland Security Grant Board