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!
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)
7:45 AM - 8:15 AM First Priority
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM Kindergarten Egg Hunt
March 31, 2023
April 3, 2023
Kids Heart Challenge
Congratulations Dragonflies on a job well done with the Kids Heart Challenge this year!! Our school raised over $8,600 for the American Heart Association. Please make sure that all donations are complete and turned in to Coach Bullock NO LATER THAN Wednesday, March 8th. Thank you again for being a "heart hero" and helping others.
Summer Camp Opportunity
The SECU Summer Camp Awards Program is back! SECU plans to provide FAT CAT youth members, ages 12 and under along with Zard youth members, ages 13-19, with scholarships for summer camp registration and associated fees.
ACCESS testing for students receiving ESL services begins January 23, 2023, and runs through March 10, 2023.
Winter Break Begins 12/15 (Early Release)
May this beautiful holiday season fill your heart with love, your home with joy, and your life with laughter. Happy holidays! Wishing you and your family love, peace, and happiness! We look forward to welcoming students back on campus on January 3, 2023.
2023-2024 School Calendars Approved
The Johnston County Board of Education approved the 2023-2024 Traditional Staff and Student Calendars at their March Board of Education meeting.
New Wellness Opportunity for JCPS Students, Staff, and Families
Johnston County Public Schools is committed to the health, safety, and well-being of our students, staff, and families. With that in mind, we are excited to announce to you our partnership with Care Solace, a mental health care coordination service.
JCPS to hold Job Fair on April 15
Johnston County Public Schools will hold a Job Fair on Saturday, April 15 from 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM at West Johnston High School.
Updated School Nutrition Information for 2022-23
We hope that you and your student have already noticed some of the exciting new food and meal opportunities we are offering in our cafeterias this school year. Our new options will include more fresh produce, vegetarian options, and opportunities for students to customize their meal choice. These new offerings will be available at both breakfast and lunch.
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.