WRITING TO HONOR GOD
Stephanie Johnson is a native of New Orleans, Louisiana. She is the mother of two beautiful daughters, Danielle Faith and Chanelle Hope Johnson. Stephanie accepted the Lord as her personal savior at the age of 18. It was at that time that she began her journey in search of her divine purpose in life.
While on her journey for purpose, Stephanie earned a certificate in Theology, a Bachelor’s of Science in Early Childhood Education, a Master’s Degree in Educational Leadership and is currently completing her Doctorate Degree in Educational Leadership.
Stephanie has always had a heart for people, especially those that were downcast, homeless, incarcerated, troubled or suffered major life issues. At the age of 18, Stephanie found herself ministering to children and teens that had run away from home or had been put out their home and were wards of the state.
Later, she pastored a church where she served many people by providing shelter, food, clothing, and spiritual guidance. Many years were spent in prison outreach to adult offenders until the time that she opened two homeless shelters; one for men and one for women. Stephanie served in the capacity of Director of the shelter for over ten years before opening her own private preschool. Stephanie also served as a volunteer outreach pastor in one of Louisiana’s youth incarceration facilities for boys. There she preached and did outreach services for over three years to the youngest and most troubled of our community.
In 2008, Stephanie found herself teaching in the public school system. There she earned several awards for outstanding teacher and student achievement. She also served as a mentor teacher, teacher leader and member of the teacher advisory board. Throughout the years, Stephanie has received many awards such as parent of the year, community person of the year and volunteer of the year. Her love and concern for children is second to none. She has proven herself as a quality educator and lover of children. She recently wrote her first book, entitled, Life Lessons of the Good Teacher: Overcoming Life’s Obstacles, the Wilderness Season.
Stephanie continued to do outreach in the community by providing meals for senior citizens, the homeless, single mothers and etc. Not to mention, operating a community food bank and sharing the Word of God whenever the opportunity would present itself. Stephanie is a true woman of God that has a passion for people and is a gifted teacher, both spiritually and naturally.