Jeff Contos

Phone: 919-553-1977

Email:

Degrees and Certifications:

B.A. Advertising/PR - University of Central Florida M.S. Library Science - East Carolina University

Jeff Contos

 

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I started out my professional life as an advertising copywriter but quickly realized I needed a more meaningful path. My quest brought me to the classroom in 2001 and eventually to the River Dell media center in 2008.

My primary mission as Media Specialist is to equip students with the skills necessary to successfully navigate the media-saturated world in which we now live. I also provide tech support, orchestrate book fairs, track inventories, meet with vendors...the list goes on.

Together, students and I ask questions such as What information sources do I use and when? How can I sense accuracy and truth in a message? What tools and services best address a given need? How can I produce as well as consume content? 

The RDE Media Center is where we read books, create content, express opinions, research solutions, explore the world. It's a fascinating journey that teaches me as much as it does my students.

JCPS Announcements

School Announcements

  • No School/Teacher Workday on March 3, 2020

    The Johnston County Board of Elections notified our school system that our school will be used as a voting site for the upcoming primary on March 3, 2020. Therefore, our school will be closed on this day for students and it will be an optional workday for staff.

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  • RDE Dance Volunteer Meeting Rescheduled

    Due to the risk of severe weather tonight, the Volunteer meeting for the RDE Dance is cancelled. It has been rescheduled for Tuesday, February 11th at 6:00 pm. Thank you!

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  • Innovation Academy

    Innovation Academy will not be doing individual school presentations for 5th grade classes this year. However, they will be having an open house for parents and all prospective 5th graders this Thursday, January 23rd from 5:30-6:30. All 5th graders and their parents are welcome to attend. For more information please visit the JCPS website.

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  • Presenters needed for Career Day

    Students in grades 3-5 will be participating in Career Day on Friday, March 6th. We are in need of presenters to help teach our students about possible careers they can obtain in the future. Please read the letter below for more information.

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  • Racerthon Update

    Due to impending weather we are moving our Race date up ONE DAY to Thursday, November 7th. Grade level run times will be the same. Please join us in cheering on our students as they take part in our Racerthon Fun Run! Run times: Thursday NOV 7th. Pre-K, EC, Kindergarten & 1st grade will run from 9:30 to 10:30am 2nd & 3rd grades will run from 11:30 to 12:30pm 4th & 5th grades will run from 1:30 to 2:30pm

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