Degrees and Certifications:

Masters of Education, UNCW 2014 Bachelor of Arts in Elementary Education, UNCW 2008 NC Teaching License Areas: K-6 Elementary Education Elementary Mathematics Academically Gifted Instruction

Jennifer Barefoot Beninate

Hello! I am so excited to be a Cardinal this year! I am a Johnston County native who has returned after a ten year detour through Maryland and Japan! I have served in many capacities in the past teaching PreK, Fourth, Kindergarten, and Third grade! I look forward to all of the things I will learn during my time in second grade. I am a UNCW graduate times two, once for my undergraduate studies and then again for my graduate degree! I am passionate about serving my students and their families. I believe in constant and clear communication. We WILL make it a great year together! Here's to an awesome school year! 

  • To begin the school year, August 17-September 4, a students schedule will be posted in our Google Classroom. Please have your student log in to their Google classroom account and find the Schedule tab for expected virtual classtimes. 

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JCPS Announcements

  • JCPS Outdoor Mask Mandate Lifted

    While face masks are still required in all of our indoor facilities, students, staff, and guests of our campuses are no longer required to wear a face covering when outdoors. Students and staff may continue to wear masks when participating in recess or outdoor activities if they choose to do so.

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  • 2021-2022 JCPS Preschool applications now open

    The online application for the Johnston County Public Schools Preschool Program is now available. Parents who are interested in the JCPS Preschool Program are encouraged to apply early, as availability is on a first come, first served basis. The application window closes on June 30th.

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  • JCPS releases updated graduation and prom details

    Johnston County Public Schools has updated its plan to mark senior milestones, including prom and graduation while adhering to guidance from the Johnston County Public Health Department and the CDC in regards to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

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  • Pre-K - 5th Grade to return to Plan A on March 1

    The Johnston County Board of Education voted to return Pre-K - 5th grade to Plan A, four days per week, beginning on Monday, March. 1.

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