Phone: 803-432-9858 ext.7250


Degrees and Certifications:

Bachelor of Arts in Theatre, Speech and Dance University of South Carolina, Columbia, May 1999 Master of Arts in Educational Leadership Queens University of Charlotte, August 2015 Certifications: Theatre, Speech and Dance K-12 Principal Certification NC. Elementary Principal Certification-SC Secondary Principal Certification-SC

Mrs. Valarie Blandshaw Johnson

Welcome to Theatre.  I joined this amazing staff in January 2016 and I currently serve as the department chair for the Fine Arts Department. I am originally from the Bronx, NY and moved to South Carolina in 1995.  I graduated in 1999 from THE University of South Carolina, Columbia, and in 2015, I graduated with my Masters in Educational Leadership from Queens University of Charlotte. I am currently enrolled at Liberty University, where I am working towards my doctorate degree in Educational Leadership.  When I am not at school working on our musicals and working with our amazing students,  I enjoy spending time with my husband and our two children. I am an avid Disney fan who loves to travel, especially on Disney Cruises. We also spend a lot of time travelling locally as we support my youngest daughter, who is a competitive cheerleader.  Besides traveling and cheering my daughter on, I like to play video games with my son, who is a junior at North Central High School, and listening to music.  I am a member of SCASA (South Carolina Association of School Administrators) and Kappa Delta Pi (International Honor Society in Education).  I am excited to see what this year brings us and I can't wait to get started. Go Knights!  This is going to be our year.

"Watch it come together
Be the best one ever
Because it's my time
This is going to be our year
Been waiting for this moment
Yeah we're gonna own it
You can watch us shine
This is gonna be our year"