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A Little About Me...
My name is Joanna Pearce. I serve as the CTE Student Support Specialist for Smithfield-Selma High School! Before coming to Johnston County, I taught Business Education at both the middle and high school levels. I also served as a Special Education Teacher. In 2018, I made the decision to leave the classroom, because I wanted to be able to support students and help them succeed.
In December of 1997, I graduated from Barton College with a BS in Business Administration. I have worked in many industries, but ultimately decided that teaching was my passion. I began teaching in August of 1998.
I am married to my soulmate, Keith. I have two beautiful kids, Leah, 26 and Matthew, 13. While not at school helping students, I enjoy spending time with my family and traveling to see new things. I also enjoy fishing and watching sitcoms.
My goal is to help you be successful. I am here to help students, parents, and teachers, so please reach out to me if you have any questions.
At the November Regular Session Board of Education meeting, the Board voted unanimously to improve safety and security in Johnston County Public Schools by implementing state-of-the-art security systems in each of the district’s schools.
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.