Has a B.A. in Theatre from Texas Wesleyan University.
This is her twenty-sixth year in the classroom and her eleventh year as lead theatre director at Boswell. This is her fifth year as Fine Arts Department Chair.
Prior to her work as a theatre director, Melissa was a professional singer /actor. She stills performs whenever time allows!
She lives in a historic home in Fort Worth and enjoys collecting American turn of the century antiques. Her daughter Lark and son-in-law Seth are also theatre directors in the Fort Worth area. Melissa is very proud of her 6 year old grandson Benton Hayes Johnston and two year old granddaughter Zona Blythe Johnston.