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 excited to see you back in the classroom every day this year. Let's work together to make it the best year ever. I'll be there for you to help ensure you have a successful year and continue to learn, grow, and develop into the best possible person you can be.

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

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  • Social Media Use and Non-Credible Threats

    We are sharing information regarding non-credible threats made against several of our high school campuses today via social media. It is important to our district to notify our families of anything that may cause widespread concern.

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    At their August meeting, the Johnston County Board of Education voted 4-3 to make face coverings required indoors in all Johnston County Public Schools campuses and on all buses for students, staff, and guests. This updated mask requirement is effective immediately.

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    The online application for the Johnston County Public Schools Preschool Program is now available. Parents who are interested in the JCPS Preschool Program are encouraged to apply early, as availability is on a first come, first served basis. The application window closes on June 30th.

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