Phone: 919-934-7333, ext. 6024


Degrees and Certifications:

B.A. in Religion from Belmont University currently enrolled in the Educators Residency Model at East Carolina University

Ellen Beene

Hello! My name is Ellen Beene, and I’m excited to be your Life Skills teacher this year. I’ve been involved in special needs work for the better part of 35 years. I worked as a special needs ministry editor for 27 years, developing and editing Bible study curriculum for special needs adults and older teens. In 2012, I moved to North Carolina to help grow Able to Serve, Inc. While there I developed a day program for intellectually and developmentally disabled adults. My responsibilities included developing the curriculum and leading classes. I've been at West Johnston since 2017. I started as an EC teacher assistant and became a teacher in 2020. 

I'm looking forward to seeing you in the classroom on Monday, August 29. We'll work together to make it a great year and make new friends. 

You can reach me by email or by calling 919-934-7333. ext. 6024.

  • Daily Schedule

    7:00     Breakfast

    7:30     Rest Room

    7:45     Morning Work

    8:00     Current Events

    8:15     Classwork

    9:00     Brain Break

    9:30     Classwork

    10:25    Lunch

    11:10    Rest Room

    11:20    Story Time

    11:35    Classwork

    12:25    PE

    1:00     Classwork

    1:50     Clean Up

    2:00     Bus

School Announcements

JCPS Announcements

  • 2023 Student and Family Survey Information

    Johnston County Public Schools is committed to building well-rounded students and consistently improving our schools for greater student success. JCPS is participating in an opportunity to gather feedback on how we can better meet our goals of improving student success.  We are aware that families may want to preview the questions that will be asked of their students, and have prepared copies of the questions that will be asked.

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  • 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. 

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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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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