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 start our 2021-2022 year at FOES!

A little about me: 

Proud military spouse.

Momma of two great daughters!

Doggie momma to three adorable pups. 

I love to travel, everywhere!

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.

I love teaching! I've taught Prek, Kinder, Second, Third, and Fourth grades, every grade is special. 

We WILL make it a great year together! Here's to an awesome school year! 

My favorite motto in the classoom, "We were made to do hard things!" Third grade is an awesome adventure and I am so happy I get to share it with your family!

  • Come see us at FOES on August 19, 2021 for our Open House. The time is 2:30-6:30. One parent per family. Please see the school website for additional information. 

    First day of school is August 23, 2021. Make sure you have communicated your student's travel arrangements with me! 

School Announcements

JCPS Announcements

  • JCPS Summer Hours

    Johnston County Public Schools will be moving to summer office hours on June 13. School and district offices will operate on a four-day work week.  Offices will be open from 7:00 a.m. until 5:30 p.m. Mondays through Wednesdays and 7:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. on Thursdays. The summer schedule will continue until August 11. All offices will be closed on July 4. 

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  • 2022 Summer Information Fair Dates Set

    Johnston County Public Schools is always striving to provide students and families with exemplary service. In most cases, school bus transportation is essential for many students to access a quality education. In order to meet our daily goal, it is necessary to implement change that enhances and improves our overall operation. As we prepare for the 2022-2023 school year, JCPS Transportation Services and School Nutrition will be hosting a Summer Information Fair at each high school.

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  • 2022 Growth Needs Update

    Johnston County Public Schools Chief of Facilities and Construction Brooks Moore presented the 2022 Growth Needs Update to the Johnston County Board of Education at their March meeting.

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  • JCPS to Utilize New Website for Bus Updates

    Our district is launching a new portion of our website to further communicate bus delays and replacements with our families. We encourage those who have a student who utilizes our transportation to get to or from school to visit for updates on our school bus routes beginning Tuesday, January 18.

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  • JC Board of Education approves 2022 JCPS salary schedule

    The Johnston County Board of Education voted unanimously to approve the 2022 Johnston County Public Schools salary schedule at their regularly scheduled Dec. 14 meeting.

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