Degrees and Certifications:

National Board Certification in Early Childhood Generalist(2008); renewal (2018) MaEd Instructional Technology (ECU) BA Elementary Education K-6 (Campbell University) BS Business Management (University of Mount Olive) Associate's Degree in Paralegal Technology (JCC) AIG Credentials Add-on licensure in Business and Family and Consumer Science

Mrs. Amber Parker

Hello! My name is Amber Parker. I am a new teacher at Benson Middle School but I am not new to teaching. I received my teaching certification from Campbell University and my Masters degree from East Carolina University. This is my 21st year in the classroom teaching ELA and Social Studies. I have been married for 20 years and have 2 daughters, Addison, who is attending JCC and Alaina, who is a junior at SJ. We also have a five year old blue-tick coon hound named Smokey and a 7 week old chocolate lab named River.  We currently reside between Benson and Dunn. During my teaching career, I have taught 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, and 6th grade. I look forward to teaching 5th grade ELA/SS for the upcoming year.

Here are a few more of my favorite things:

My favorite food is Japanese.

My favorite colors are ECU purple and turquoise blue.

My favorite drink is orange Sunkist.

My favorite place is the beach.

My favorite teams are the North Carolina Tarheels, Carolina Panthers, and the East Carolina Pirates.





    Supply List for 5th grade


    Earbuds or headphones

    1 pack of highlighters

    #2 pencils

    pencil cap erasers

    pencil pouch

    colored pencils

    hand-held pencil sharpener

    4 spiral one-subject notebooks

    2-inch binder

    3x5 index cards

    1 pack of tab dividers

    2 pocket folders

    glue sticks

    2 packs of notebook paper

    1 pair of scissors

    1 pack of small dry-erase markers

    1 pack of Post-It notes


    Wish List Items:

    hand sanitizer, Clorox wipes, Band-Aids, dry-erase markers, paper towels, colored copy paper/cardstock, extra pencils, pencil cap erasers, black Sharpies, Post-It notes, sheet protectors, glue sticks, Kleenex, zip-loc bags (quart or gallon)


JCPS Announcements

  • Class of 2022 Graduation Dates

    Johnston County Public Schools is pleased to announce graduation ceremony dates for our traditional high schools for the 2021-2022 school year. For questions regarding a specific ceremony, please contact the specific 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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  • JCPS to Utilize New Website for Bus Updates

    Our district is launching a new portion of our website to further communicate bus delays and replacements with our families. We encourage those who have a student who utilizes our transportation to get to or from school to visit for updates on our school bus routes beginning Tuesday, January 18.

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  • JC Board of Education approves 2022 JCPS salary schedule

    The Johnston County Board of Education voted unanimously to approve the 2022 Johnston County Public Schools salary schedule at their regularly scheduled Dec. 14 meeting.

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School Announcements

  • Free/Reduced Lunch Applications

    As you know, all students were able to have free breakfast & Lunch this school year.  If you do not complete the lunch application for the current school year, your child will be required to purchase breakfast and lunch at the beginning of 2022-2023 school year until their application is approved.

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  • BES Holiday Lights Tour

    Come out for a Holiday Car Drive Thru with your family to see your teachers, holiday lights, music, and so much more! (Please stay in your vehicle) Thursday, December 16th 6:00-7:30pm.

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  • Red Ribbon Week

    What Is Red Ribbon Week? It is an ideal way for people and communities to unite and take a visible stand against drugs. Show your personal commitment to a drug-free lifestyle through the symbol of the Red Ribbon, October 23 - 31st. The mission of the Red Ribbon Campaign is to present a unified and visible commitment towards the creation of a drug-free America.

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  • K-2 Curriculum Night

    K-2 grade parents join us for Curriculum Night on Thursday, October 21st from 5:30-7:00pm. You will get to see what your student's day entails!

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  • 3rd & 4th Grade Curriculum Night

    3rd & 4th grade parents join us for Curriculum Night on Tuesday, October 19th from 5:30-7:00pm. You will get to see what your student's day entails!

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