Johnson Elementary Eagle

531 Johnson Avenue

Bridgeport, WV 26330



JES Administration


     Hi, I’m Mrs. Vicki Huffman. I was the assistant principal at Johnson Elementary for 5 years before becoming the principal of this great school in 2011.  I spent 15 years as an elementary teacher and 7 years at the county level as a Reading, English and Language Arts Curriculum Coordinator K-12.  I worked with Elementary, Middle and High Schools in the county as well as a Kindergarten and Pre-K County Coordinator.

    I grew up in Harrison County, graduated from South Harrison High School and played Women’s Basketball at Fairmont State College where I earned my Bachelor Degree in Elementary Education. I’ve completed graduate degrees from Salem-Teikyo University, Marshall University and Salem University. I now reside in Bridgeport with my son, Tyler and husband Jay Matthews.  

I am looking forward to a great school year! 


    My name is Heather (Horne) Holbert.  I am a life-long resident of the community and a BHS graduate.  Both of my parents and grandparents and four siblings attend Bridgeport schools as well.  Not to mention over 30 more additional members of my family!  Needless to say, I am thrilled to be working in my hometown.

     Before coming to Johnson, I served as a Developmental Reading and English teacher at South Harrison Middle and Washington-Irving Middle and as a Secondary Literacy Coach for Harrison County Schools' Office of Federal Programs.  

     I earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from Fairmont State College, a Master of Education degree from Fairmont State University, and an administrative certificate from Salem International University.  I am state certified in the content areas of English/Language Arts and School Library Media, and earned my National Board Certification in Early Adolescent English/Language Arts in 2008.

My husband Josh and I have three sons, Jack ,Will and Charlie.

Administrative Assistants

   Karen Davis is the full time administrative assistant at Johnson Elementary.

She resides in Bridgeport with her husband Warren"Gizzy" Davis and son Rafe. 

    Karen likes the outdoors, spending time with her friends and loving on her three grandsons

   Verna Shahan was born and raised in Morgantown, WV and is married to Michael R. Shahan.  She moved to Bridgeport in 1984 and has a son, Jeremy, daughter Laura DeLeurere and son-in-law Zach.

     Verna worked as a secretary for WVU Medical Technology Department and WVU College of Mineral and Energy Resources before moving to Bridgeport.  She then worked at First United Methodist Church in Clarksburg as the Financial Secretary before being hired as a substitute secretary for the Harrison County Schools in 2002.  She was hired full time in 2006 at Harden Elementary and then moved to Johnson and Nutter Fort Primary, working half days at each school.