Ms. Leydi Parra

Phone: BES - 919-894-4233 ext. 1324 / DRES 919-894-7771  ext. 2744


Degrees and Certifications:

Bachelor's Degree in Teaching of Foreign Languages Teaching Spanish as a Foreign Language Certificate

Ms. Leydi Parra

I was born and raised in Medellin, Colombia. I moved to the United States in 2011 and started teaching ESL in Johnston County Schools at Selma Elementary. I went back to Colombia in 2016 where I continued teaching EFL, and came back to Johnston County for the 2019-2020 school year. This is my second year teaching at Dixon Road and Benson Elementary. I love learning about other cultures and ways of living, and I love travelling, hiking, reading, and watching movies. I also love cats and dogs. My favorite color is black. I love teaching because I get to learn so many things!


    Office Hours:

    Benson Elementary Mon, Thurs: 9am-12:00pm | 1:00pm-4:00pm

    Dixon Road Elementary Tues, Fri: 9am-12:00pm | 1:00pm-4:00pm

    Wednesdays: Varies due to meetings and professional development (Dixon AM, Benson PM)

JCPS Announcements

  • Say Something App coming to JCPS Nov. 30th

    On Nov. 30, JCPS will launch Say Something, an anonymous reporting system that lets middle and high school students, parents, staff, and community members securely share safety concerns.

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  • Complete the Second Semester Choice Form

    Every JCPS parent must fill out the Second Semester Choice form to choose either the Virtual Program OR face-to-face instruction for each of their students. The Second Semester Choice form is to be filled out for ALL students in grades PreK-12. If a child is going to participate in face-to-face instruction for the second semester, the parent will be asked to fill out transportation information for the student in the form. A form for each student should be completed by Nov. 30.

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  • November is Career Development Month

    November is Career Development Month in Johnston County Public Schools. It is a month-long awareness campaign that encourages career development professionals to celebrate career development...

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  • Updated Social Distancing Procedures

    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.

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