Meet the Principal

Meridith Johnson, Principal at Lewis and Clark Elementary School, smiling woman with dark brown hair, blue eyes, and big red earrings.

Meridith Johnson, Lewis and Clark Elementary School Principal
Phone: 701-572-6418

Hello! My name is Meridith Johnson and I am the principal at Lewis & Clark Elementary.

I grew up in Randall, MN and graduated from high school in Little Falls, MN in 1995.  I attended college at Minnesota State, Mankato receiving my BA in Elementary Education in 2001. In 2005, I received my MS in Educational Leadership & Development from Southwest Minnesota State in Marshall, MN.

I was hired in 2001 to teach kindergarten (my dream job!) in Melrose, MN on my first teaching interview out of college. I taught there for 10 years before my husband’s job took us to the state of Wyoming.  I then taught for 3 years in Gillette, WY before my husband’s job brought us here to Williston, ND. I am currently in my 4th year as the principal here. While I miss being in the classroom, I love that I get to work with many different students and their families on any given day. Our families at Lewis & Clark truly are our partners in education!  I also love being able to hang out and build relationships with students whether it be at breakfast, in the classroom or hallway, at lunch, or on the playground.  Lewis & Clark students are amazing and I can’t wait to see them each day at school! My special interests in education are early childhood learning and being trauma informed.

My husband and I have 4 children. We love to travel, camp, fish and go boating. I am a coffee and chai tea aficionado and love to tend to my flowers in the summer. We enjoy being a part of the Williston community as there are many opportunities for families here! I look forward to getting to know your family!

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