Phone: 919-553-1977

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Degrees and Certifications:

AA-Interpreter Education BA-K-6 General Ed/K-12 Special Education

Ms. Underwood

I was born and raised in Johnston County and graduated from a Johnston County high school in 1988. I was introduced to the educational career when I graduated from Wilson Community College in 2014 with an Associates in Arts - Interpreter Education Program degree. I was an American Sign Language Interpreter in another district in N.C. before I came to Johnston County Public Schools in the Spring of 2016, as a Teacher Assistant. In May 2020, I graduated with a Bachelor's Degree in K-6 General Education/K-12 Special Education Teaching degree from Western Governors University. I look forward to this school year and am excited about meeting and working with the staff, administration, and students at River Dell Elementary.

JCPS Announcements

  • ACCESS testing for English Language Learners

    North Carolina schools are required to administer ACCESS for ELLs 2.0 to all students identified as English Learners (ELs) in the spring of each year to determine their progress in learning English. Each student is tested in four areas: Listening, Speaking, Reading, and Writing. This assessment helps us monitor their English language development.

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  • Public Notice: Johnston Community College Board of Trustee Vacancy

    The Johnston County Board of Education is now accepting applications for the Johnston County Community College Board of Trustee position. The deadline to apply for the vacancy is Friday, February 17, 2023.

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  • 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. 

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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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School Announcements

  • Connect Ed Message: 11-27-22

    We are excited about heading into the last 15 school days before Christmas break. On Wednesday, Spirit Sticks will be sold for $1.00 a piece before school. We also want to remind parents to please park and walk your students into the office if you arrive after the doors are closed in the morning. We appreciate your cooperation with this. 

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  • STEAM Night Schedule of Events

    Please view the following handout to view the schedule of events for STEAM night. STEAM Night Plan Your Evening

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  • Boosterthon Fun Run Times

    Our Boosterthon Fun Run will be held on Thursday, October 6th. Below are the times each grade level will run: PreK/EC: 10:30 Kindergarten/1st: 11:15 2nd/3rd: 12:15 3rd/4th: 1:15

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  • 3rd Grade BOG Assessment Information

    Please read the letters below to learn more about the 3rd Grade BOG assessments. The test will be administered on Thursday, September 8th.

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  • Connect Ed Message: 4-4-22

    Carpool has been running so smoothly in the mornings.  We want to remind parents that you should not drop off students at the top of the bus driveway to walk down to school.  You can walk from your home or take them through carpool line.  We appreciate your cooperation with this as we try to keep everyone safe. We want to thank everyone who attended Heritage Day on Saturday.  We had an amazing turn out, and we can't wait to do it again next year.

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