Phone: (984) 230-0500
Degrees and Certifications:
1998 - Douglas Byrd High School 2003 - Bachelor Science, Physical Education, East Carolina University 2005 - Master in Recreation and Sports Management and Administration, East Carolina University
Mr. Craig Faircloth
This will be my 15th year teaching. Previously I worked in Harnett County, Cumberland County, and have been in Johnston County the last five years.
2006-2007 - Western Harnett Middle School, Health and PE Teacher, Asst Football Coach, Asst Baseball Coach
2007-2015 - Douglas Byrd Middle School, Health and PE Teacher, Assistant Athletic Director, Head Football Coach, Head Wrestling Coach, Head Baseball Coach
2015-2020 - Smithfield Selma High, Health and PE Teacher, Weight Liftting Teacher, Head JV Football Coach, Varisty Football Offensive Line Coach, Head Softball Coach, Head Wrestling Coach
I graduated in 2005 from East Carolina University with a Master's Degree in Sports Administration. I earned my Bachelor's Degree in 2003 in Physical Education.
As an undergraduate I worked in Recreational Services in the Intramural Department as a Sports Official in Flag Football, Basketball, and Softball. I was an All Campus Selection in each of those sports several times. I officiated extramural tournaments in Wilmington, Chapel Hill, Maryland, Ohio, Virginia, and New Orleans. My biggest accolade was being selected as an All American Flag Football Official in 2003 where I was one of the top 20 collegiate flag football officials in the country. My "stripes" were retired in 2007 as I was selected for the ECU Recreational Services Wall of Fame.
As a Graduate Student, I was the Assistant Coordinator for Club Sports.
I was also active in my fraternity, Delta Chi, where I served multiple leadership positions including Intramural Chairman, Alumni Relations Officer, Associate Member Chairman, and Alumni Board of Trustees. I was also a founding member of the Cape Fear Delta Chi Alumni Chapter.
This school year, I will continue to coach softball and wrestling at SSS while teaching at Choice Plus. I am originally from Fayetteville, but have grown to call Johnston County home. This year will present its challenges, but will be very rewarding.
I have two children, Spencer, age 13 and Dottie, age 12. I enjoy playing golf in my free time. I also enjoy live music, and attending various festivals. Life is an adventure. It should be new every day.
For the past 15 years, Johnston County Public Schools has honored our local veterans with a special Veterans Day celebration program. The 2020 celebration will be held virtually on Wednesday, Nov. 11. The online program begins at 11 a.m., and a link to the program will be posted...
Information on social distancing in school settings has been recently updated by the NC Department of Health and Human Services (NCDHHS). Upon receiving information from the NCDHHS, we consulted with the Johnston County Public Health Department on the impact these updates will have on our school system. This ongoing collaboration continues to guide our decision-making as students return to classrooms for in-person instruction.
As students in grades K-5 begin returning to school, the curbside locations for free meals will now be located at each middle and high school. The curbside meal locations at our elementary schools will end on Friday, Oct. 2 and will open at the middle and high schools on Monday, Oct. 5.
The Johnston County Board of Education approved a back to school plan at a special called session on Thursday, Sept. 25.