Phone: 919-553-4064 ext. 1606


Degrees and Certifications:

BA, English, NCSU Secondary English teaching certification, NCSU AIG certification, JCPS & Barton College AP English Language certification, The College Board MSAm, School Administration, ECU

Mrs. Melissa Bilyeu ("BILL-yoo")

You can find Mrs. Bilyeu's English class upstairs in room 731.


Prior to teaching, Mrs. Bilyeu had a career in corporate communications. She began her teaching career in 2005 at West Johnston High School (2005-2014), continued at Enloe Magnet High School in Raleigh from 2014-2021, and joined Comet Country in 2021!


Mrs. Bilyeu has a BA in English and is certified to teach Secondary English as a graduate of NC State University. Additionally, she holds AIG certification from JCPS/Barton College, AP English Language & Composition certification from The College Board/Meredith College, and earned her Masters in School Administration from East Carolina University.


Mrs. Bilyeu and her family live in the Cleveland community; she and her husband have a blended family with 4 children (ages 22 to 16) and a Gramma (93!). In her free time, Mrs. Bilyeu enjoys traveling, cooking, and spending time with friends and family. In 2021, Mrs. Bilyeu and her husband traveled to the Pacific Northwest, visiting 4 national parks in Washington and Oregon; in 2022, they traveled to Canada and Key West (twice!).


The Bilyeus have one Yellow Labrador named Daisy, an English Bulldog named Mocha, and two cats (Kacie and Andy -- references to their beloved Kansas City Chiefs).

JCPS Announcements

  • Trades and Classified Job Fair 2023

    Johnston County Public Schools will hold it's annual Trades & Classified Job Fair on Saturday, June 24. The event will be held from 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. at Smithfield-Selma High School, 700 M Durwood Stephenson Pkwy, Smithfield, NC 27577.

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  • Class of 2023 Graduation Dates

    Johnston County Public Schools is pleased to announce graduation ceremony dates for our traditional high schools for the 2022-2023 school year. For questions regarding a specific ceremony, please contact the specific school.

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  • Public Notice: Johnston Community College Board of Trustee Vacancy

    The Johnston County Board of Education is now accepting applications for the Johnston County Community College Board of Trustee position. The deadline to apply for the vacancy is Friday, June 23, 2023.

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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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