Re Johnson graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Social Work and a minor in Sociology. While attending school she participated in various volunteer opportunities to gain an appreciation, insight, and understanding for culturally diverse groups of people. She has been a middle school English and Language Arts teacher for the past 8 years.
Re volunteered her time with the Monroe Police Department's youth mentor program serving as a mentor for inner-city youth boys and girls sponsoring summer enrichment programs, GO-CARE (The Greater Ouachita Coalition Providing AIDS Resources and Education) which provides prevention education and direct services to stop the spread of HIV disease and to assist those infected and affected by HIV/AIDS and, as a volunteer coach and Board member of the Tri-County Youth Basketball Association.
Re Johnson was raised in McCool, MS, and is one of eight children. She attended Northeast Louisiana University (now the University of Louisiana-Monroe) on a full athletic basketball scholarship. There she met and has been married to her husband Mark for 22 years. They share the joys of raising five children.
She joined the HEROES Board in 2015.