Ms. Melissa Fite Johnson

Phone: 785.832.5050 x 1903


Degrees and Certifications:

Master’s in English literature, Pittsburg State University in Kansas, 2005.  Second emphasis in creative writing: poetry, spring 2018.  B.S. Ed. in English, Pittsburg State University in Kansas, 2003.   

Ms. Melissa Fite Johnson

My name is Melissa Fite Johnson.  I’ve been an English teacher since 2006, when I began my first twelve years of teaching in Pittsburg, KS, at my old high school.  My hometown and alma mater were so good to me, but Lawrence has been my very favorite place since my best friend moved here to attend KU in 1999, and I always hoped to make my way here someday.  Now that my husband and I both have jobs in the Lawrence school district—Marc teaches special education at Broken Arrow Elementary School—someday has arrived.  I absolutely love teaching, which I hope is clear to every student who’s ever had me and to every student who ever will.  I’m so excited for this year. 

Outside of school, I love baseball and traveling (my husband and I have a goal of seeing a game in every ballpark), rewatching my favorite comfort TV shows like Gilmore Girls and Felicity, spending time with my two pups, and writing--especially poetry.  

My 2018/2019 Fall Schedule: 

1st hour: Plan

2nd hour: KU 101       

3rd hour: AP Lit          

4th hour: AE10

5th hour: AE10

6th hour: AP Lit          

7th hour: AP Lit          

Codes to join Google Classroom:

KU 101: 8cgzqtt

AP Lit: p2ibqva

AE 10: 0mxcrrc