Title: Headmistress (Retired)
Company: Westminster Girls’ School
Location: Aiken, South Carolina, United States
Matilee Howard Johnson, Retired Headmistress at Westminster Girls’ School, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Educators for dedication, achievements, and leadership in educational administration.
An esteemed figure in the field of education, Ms. Johnson delved into her career due to the influence of her own teachers growing up. She attended the University of Georgia, where she graduated with a Bachelor of Science in 1957. Thereafter, she completed postgraduate coursework at Colgate University and Emory University between 1960 and 1967 before transferring to Georgia State University, where she received a Master of Arts in administration in 1970. Ms. Johnson concluded her education with coursework at Oxford University in 1980. She holds a certificate in educational administration in the State of Georgia.
Most recently serving as a substitute teacher at Dana Hall School in Wellesley, MA, in 1990, Ms. Johnson spent the majority of her career at Westminster Girls’ School in Atlanta, GA, where she held several roles, including teacher, dean of students and headmistress between 1961 and 1977. Prior to these appointments, she taught at The Hamlin School in San Francisco, CA, and the Everglades School for Girls in Miami, FL, beginning in 1957. With decades of industry experience to her credit, she has proven to be an innovative and versatile individual in her field.
Alongside her primary endeavors, Ms. Johnson has participated in a number of civic engagements throughout her career and even during her retirement, acting as a volunteer at the Disney Family Museum and The Presidio of San Francisco since 2009. In the past, she was a member of the special acquisition committee at the Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts, member of the Community Council of Montgomery, on the board of directors of the Landmarks Foundation, member of the women’s committee at Carnegie Museum, and on the advisory board and as convocation chairman at the March of Dimes.
In recognition of her exceptional contributions to her field, Ms. Johnson has accrued several honors throughout her career, including earning inclusion in several editions of Who’s Who in America, Who’s Who in the World and Who’s Who of American Women. In her spare time, she enjoys creating jewelry, swimming, skiing, decorating and flower arranging.
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