Phone: (252) 371 - 1386


Degrees and Certifications:

BM - Music Education East Carolina University

Ms. Jessica Leighton

Ms. Leighton (pronounced: lay-ton) is the Assistant Band Director at West Johnston High School.  She earned her Bachelors of Music Education at East Carolina University, Class of 2020.  Her first year of teaching was at Toisnot Middle School in Wilson, NC.  While at ECU, Ms. Leighton performed as a tuba player in many ensembles and taught lessons and camps across the Eastern part of North Carolina.  She currently performs as an E-flat Bass player in the award-winning Triangle Brass Band.  Outside of band, which consumes most of her time, Ms. Leighton enjoys playing video games and making crafts, like t-shirts, stickers, and wood-burned signs.

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