Mr. Nelson Johnston » About Mr. Johnston

About Mr. Johnston

I am originally from Hickory, North Carolina.  My family and I moved to Reston, Virginia in 1980.  I graduated from South Lakes High School in 1987 (This is also where Grant Hill, the Duke Basketball and NBA star graduated from).  After high school, I joined the greatest branch of the Armed Forces, the United States Marine Corps! 

After spending six years serving our great country, I earned my B.A. Degree in Middle Grades Education from High Point University.  After teaching for five years, I decided to make my classroom larger and enrolled at East Carolina University in the MSA program.  I've been working as an Administrator since 2006 (AP at Springfield, AP at Fike High School, "Go Golden Demons!," Principal at Springfield Middle School, Interim Principal at Beddingfield High School, "Go Bruins!," and for the last six years the Principal at the Wilson Early College Academy.)  Now I’ve come back home to Fike High School!

I've been married for twenty six years to my beautiful wife Heather and we are the proud parents of our three girls Cameron, Susan, and Holly.  The older girls graduated from NC State University and Holly is a sophomore at NC State in the College of Education.

Please feel free to stop by our school or call the school with any questions.