Tullie Johnson

Head of Volunteers and Interns

11 West Jones Street, Raleigh, NC 27601


  • B.S. in Biology at High Point University
  • M.Ed in Science Education at University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA

Professional Interests

After receiving her BS in Biology, Tullie taught for five years at J.F. Webb High School in Oxford, NC. After teaching, she moved to Pittsburgh, PA where she worked as a Research Technician in Radiology at the Graduate School of Public Health at the University of Pittsburgh. While working at the university, she received her M.Ed in Science Education. Moving back to NC, she later begin her passion for public service and started volunteering at the Museum. A few years later she accepted a position in Education at the Museum and became the Volunteer Coordinator where she soon started the internship program.

Even though she recruits volunteers herself, she is an active volunteer at the Friends of Hemlock Bluffs Nature Preserve, Town of Cary, Cary Page Rotary Club, Miracle League, and teaches ESL. Tullie was chosen in 1998 and 2009 as Volunteer of Year in Cary, 2004 the Environmental and Trails Award, and 1999 Wake County volunteer of year. Being the Head of Volunteers and Interns has introduced her to local and state volunteer organizations that include the NCAVA/NC Association of Volunteer Administrators and WAVA/Wake Association of Volunteer Administrators where she has or is a current board member.