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.
The December Johnston County Board of Education meeting will be held on Tuesday, Dec. 8 in the Evander Simpson Building in Smithfield. All the open session portions of the meeting and all announcements will be accessible to the public via the livestream available online at www.johnston.k12.nc.us/boelive.
Every JCPS parent was to fill ou the Second Semester Choice form to choose either the Virtual Program OR face-to-face instruction for each of their students by Monday, Nov. 30. If you were unable to fill out the form by Nov. 30 please contact your child's school for assistance. The form was to be filled out for ALL students in grades PreK-12.
We are offering a new opportunity for our families this winter break. Parents are invited to sign up to receive holiday meal kits that will be distributed from all of our high school sites. Each meal kit will include seven days of packaged breakfast and lunch meals per child.