About Me:  I am one of six children and enjoy spending time with my siblings, nieces, nephews, and great nieces and nephews. Growing up in a large family taught me the true meaning of team, and I’m thankful for the lessons my parents taught. I love reading, walking the beach, and being active.


Bachelor of Science, University of Maine Orono, Me

Master of Education Lesley University, Cambridge, MA


Physical Education and Health MA Teacher Certification

Second Steps Trainer, Committee for Children

Achievements and Recognition:

Excellence in Education Award

Melrose Hall of Fame

2013 St. Patrick Year book Dedication

Memorable Teaching Moment:

Each day in teaching is memorable in some way. I have many moments that I cherish but I think the squeals of delight when I taught my first class of severely challenged students is my most memorable.

Favorite Quote:

You can do what I cannot do. I can do what you cannot do. Together we can do great things. – Mother Teresa

Contact Me:


Jan Johnston – Physical Education Teacher