Misti Johnson-Olthoff

Misti Johnson-Olthoff

Academic Advisor

Contact Information

301E Justin Hall


  • Ph.D. Health and Human Sciences; Prevention Science in Human Development and Family Science- Kansas State University- (anticipated 2026)
  • M.S. Family Studies and Human Services; Early Childhood Education- Kansas State University (2007)
  • B.S. Family Studies and Human Services; Early Childhood Education- Kansas State University (2005)

Credentials and/or Certifications:

  • Early Childhood Unified – Kansas Professional Teaching License
  • Texas Standard Classroom Teacher Generalist EC-4
  • Texas English as a Second Language Supplemental EC-4
  • Texas Pedagogy & Professional Responsibilities EC-4
  • International Baccalaureate -- Making the PYP Happen & The Written Curriculum
  • Red Cross CPR & 1st Aid
  • Red Cross Lifeguard

Areas of Specialization:

  • Children ages 6 weeks to kindergarten

Courses Taught:

  • ECED 310 Early Childhood
  • ECED 420 Interaction Techniques with Young Children
  • ECED 428 Exceptional Development in Early Childhood
  • ECED 598 Student Teaching in Early Childhood Unified
  • HDFS 580 Internship
  • HDFS 585 Internship Professional Seminar

Professional Biography:

Misti has experienced a variety of educational settings: Graduate Teacher Assistant in a toddler classroom (KSU), pre-kindergarten at a non-profit Child Development Center (Addison, TX), pre-kindergarten at a private for-profit Early Childhood Center (Plano, TX), and as a kindergarten teacher in a public charter (Dallas, TX), and a Lead Teacher/Supervising Instructor at the Stone House Early Childhood Education Center (toddlers) and is currently an Academic Advisor and Instructor for the College of Health and Human Sciences in the Department of Applied Human Science.

Personal Information:

Outside of working directly with young children and college students, she enjoys spending time with her husband, Matt, son, Kipton Lee, and rescue beagles. Other leisure activities include traveling, outdoor activities, yoga, a good book, coffee, and watching college athletics.

Vita (pdf)