Phone: 919-989-6418

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Degrees and Certifications:

Bachelor of Arts in Early Childhood Education from Ashford University/The University of Arizona Global Campus CPR/First Aid Certification

Amanda Underwood

Welcome to the Eagle's Nest! I am a new teacher moving from the private sector to the public sector. Becoming a teacher was always my childhood dream. I am very excited to be on this new, fun, and exciting journey as an Eagle at West Smithfield Elementary. I started out teaching Pre-K, and that is how I knew teaching was definitely my passion. My husband and I have 6 children between us, and we have 3 wonderful dogs. We are looking forward to a wonderful school year here at WSES.

School Announcements

  • JCPS Preschool Applications Now Open

    Johnston County Public Schools 2022-2023 Preschool Applications are ready for your students that will be 3 or 4 years old on August 31, 2022. North Carolina does not have universal Preschool, therefore you do have to apply and qualify for one of our Preschool slots. 

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  • Student Led Conferences - Tuesday February 8, 2022

    Join us on Tuesday, February 8, 2022 from 4:30-6:30 for our Student Led Conferences - A View From the Eagle's Nest.  Students will  inform their parents about how they're doing, what their goals are going forward, and what kind of learners they are.  This is a chance for our Eagle's to showcase their learning and accomplishments!

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  • Read to Achieve Testing

    The goal of Read to Achieve legislation, which became law in July 2012, is to ensure that every student reads at or above grade level by the end of third grade. This law requires students who are not proficient on third grade reading standards after the student attempts all of the possibilities for promotion, to be placed in one of three situations for the following school year...

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  • School Supply Lists - 2021/2022

    School Supply Lists are here for the 2020/2021 School Year.

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  • **PowerSchool Parent Portal**

    Parents, If you have not received your login for the Parent Portal, PLEASE update your child's records with a current email address. You will need to send a note with your child to have your email address updated. Please include your name, your child's name, and your current email address on the note. Mrs. Williams will then be able to update your records and activate your PowerSchool Parent Portal login.

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JCPS Announcements

  • JCPS Summer Hours

    Johnston County Public Schools will be moving to summer office hours on June 13. School and district offices will operate on a four-day work week.  Offices will be open from 7:00 a.m. until 5:30 p.m. Mondays through Wednesdays and 7:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. on Thursdays. The summer schedule will continue until August 11. All offices will be closed on July 4. 

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  • 2022 Summer Information Fair Dates Set

    Johnston County Public Schools is always striving to provide students and families with exemplary service. In most cases, school bus transportation is essential for many students to access a quality education. In order to meet our daily goal, it is necessary to implement change that enhances and improves our overall operation. As we prepare for the 2022-2023 school year, JCPS Transportation Services and School Nutrition will be hosting a Summer Information Fair at each high school.

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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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