Anna Austin

Angie Trantham - Principal

My name is Angie Trantham and I am so excited and honored for the opportunity to serve as the Principal at Johnston Elementary School!  I grew up in Western North Carolina and have been in education since 1996.  I started my career with a BA in Elementary Education from Mars Hill College and began teaching Early Head Start and preschool, with Asheville City Schools.  I soon continued my studies to obtain a Birth-Kindergarten Certification from Western Carolina University and also became a National Board Certified teacher.   Eventually, I attended Appalachian State University and went on to receive a Masters in Birth-Kindergarten as well as a certification in School Administration. Over the course of my career, I have taught and served a variety of different roles in education including Exceptional Children’s Teacher/Coordinator, First Grade Teacher and Reading Interventionist.  For the past 5 years, I have been the Assistant Principal of Estes Elementary.  My husband and I have been married for 20 years and have two, active teenage boys who keep us very busy with sports.  

I’m looking forward to the upcoming school year to serve and grow the dedicated staff, eager students and supportive community at Johnston Elementary School!  Go Bears!!!

Shannon Davis - Assistant Principal

Shannon Davis - Assistant Principal

My name is Shannon Davis and I am excited to have the opportunity to serve as the assistant principal at Johnston Elementary School. I have a Bachelor of Science in marketing/management from UNC-Asheville. After working in that field for many years and then being a stay-at-home mom I received my teaching certificate and reading specialist degree from Mars Hill College. Over the years I have served on PTO, volunteered in my daughters classes, worked as a Title One and kindergarten assistant, taught second and fourth grade, and I worked as an Assistant Principal Intern.  I have had the privilege to work alongside many wonderful educators at Sand Hill Venable, Avery’s Creek, Candler, and Oakley Elementary School. I graduated from Western Carolina University with a masters degree in school administration. 

I am blessed with two daughters, Katie and Kristen, who have grown into fabulous young women. In addition to spending time with family, friends, and Thomas and Dunkin, my sweet labs, I enjoy exploring waterfalls, going to football and baseball games, dancing, and spending time at the lake or beach! I look forward to building relationships with the Johnston students, families, and community! 


Theresa Hollifield - Head Secretary

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Heather Pott - Data Manager/Receptionist

My name is Heather Pott and I serve here at Johnston Elementary School as the Data Manager/Receptionist. I have a degree in English and Communications and my career spans from serving as the advertising director at Tyndale House before moving to the Asheville area where I worked in Title 1 and at my church while my children grew up. I have also enjoyed working and volunteering in several Buncombe County schools as well as serving and mentoring students at Mars Hill University.

I enjoy a good book, a great movie, and a nice long walk with my dogs. In my free time I enjoy cooking, eating, and painting. I love getting to know our students and families here at JES.