Outreach and Energy Generator at Next Step Adventure

Shelly Johnson working outside on her laptop

Happily working outside

Shelly Johnson has been described as Tinker Bell on crack. Like that capable little sprite, she is strong and responsible, and will go to any length. Shelly motivates students of all ages with her energetic approach to solving problems and taking the next step forward.

Throughout her education and career, Shelly has been recognized for her leadership abilities and success at motivating students of all ages. Her great energy results in strong connections with Iowa schools, businesses and organizations.

Shelly Johnson teaching for Teachers Going Green

Shelly educates youth through Teachers Going Green

Shelly leads outreach and marketing for Next Step and for other clients. As Education Coordinator, she teaches in formal and non-formal settings. She is certified to facilitate Real Colors and the MACA Poverty Simulation.

Shelly Johnson with Dia de los Muertos skull

Shelly is always ready for adventure and cultural enrichment

Before joining the Next Step team in 2014, Shelly taught middle school and worked as Education Coordinator at the Iowa Hall of Pride. There she managed logistics for nearly 300 field trips, events and workshops each year for schools and corporate audiences. Can’t middle school teachers do ANYTHING?

Shelly enjoys spending time with her young family, being outdoors and exploring new places.

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Shelly Johnson and family

Hiking with the family and instilling a love of nature in her children