Phone: Ext. 5141


Degrees and Certifications:

Degrees: B.S. Biology, minors in Chemistry and Psychology Masters degree in teaching (science specialty) NC State Teachers License IB training certificates: Biology and Psychology

Mr. Geoffrey Hightower

I am excited to be returning to the SSS community this year! My name is Mr. Geoffrey Hightower and I am entering into my 7th year of teaching. I quite accidently fell into teaching, but I love my job. I love talking about science every day and, most importantly, I feel my work is a purpose and NOT a job! 

After graduating from Berry College with a B.S. in Biology minors in Chemistry and Psychology, I received a job working in the biotechnology industry in RTP, NC. I worked there for almost 4 years where I got disillusioned with the corporate structure! So, I joined the US Peace Corps! I sold my house, furniture, car and everything I owned and moved to the Philippines. I lived there for nearly 7 years were I worked as an education volunteer and international teacher. I loved nearly every day of my Peace Corps service, but most importantly, I became an educator. After my service, I returned to the US to get my masters degree in teaching along with my teaching license. I worked 3 more years overseas in the international school system (in the Philippines). Now I have come home to be close to family! I look forward to a great experience at SSS and can't wait to have fun learning! 



  • A Days: 

    1st block -  IB Biology 11 SL/HL 

    2nd block - IB Psychology 12 SL/HL 

    3rd block - Honors Psychology 

    4th block - Planning 

    B Days: 

    1st block - IB Biology 11 SL/HL 

    2nd block - IB Psychology 11 SL 

    3rd block - Honors Psychology 

    4th block - Planning

JCPS Announcements

  • 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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  • 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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