Degrees and Certifications:
B.A. Sociology, minor Criminal Justice M.A Elementary Education
I am so excited to begin the 22-23 school year at West Smithfield Elementary. This is my 12th year teaching and 7th year in Johnston County Public School. I recieved my undergrauate degree from North Carolina State University, in Sociology and a minor in Crimal Justice in 2002. I worked with the homeless population in Wake County, before completing my master's degree. In 2010, I completed my Master's Degree in Elementary Education and began my teaching career. I am originally from Michigan and have lived here in North Carolina for 26 years. We currently live in Garner, where we have lived for the last 5 years. I have been married for 22 years and have 2 children. My oldest son is 16 years old and is a Junior at West Johnston High School. My youngest son is 12 years old and a 7th grade at Cleveland Middle School. I am looking forward to this school year and getting to know the kids and their families.
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.
**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.
Accessing Report Cards in Parent Portal
Parents, Follow these step by step directions to access your child's report card on the PowerSchool Parent Portal. There are screenshots to show you exactly where you need to look to find the report card. Please remember that if you have never logged into the Parent Portal, you will need to get a login from the school office. Directions for Report Cards on Parent Portal
Report Cards in Parent Portal
Report Cards can be found in the Parent Portal. If you need help accessing your Parent Portal, you can access the directions at the following links.
Learn More About Standards Based Grading
Standards-based grading (SBG) uses academic performance indicators that are observable and objective to communicate student progress throughout the year in meeting grade level standards...
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.