Phone: 919-894-4233 x1316


Degrees and Certifications:

Elementary Education K-6, ECU Masters in Elementary Education, NCSU AIG Certified Reading Licensure K-12 National Board Certified Teacher, Middle Childhood

Mrs. Lisa McDowell

My name is Mrs. McDowell and I am starting my 7th year at Benson Elementary and my 18th year teaching in Johnston County Public Schools. I am excited about being your child's STEM teacher! 

A little about me...I graduated from East Carolina University with an Elementary Education Degree (K-6); a Reading Licensure (K-12) and have since become AIG Certified (K-12) and completed my Master's in Elementary Education (Curriculum and Instruction; K-6) from NC State University. I am also a National Board Certified Teacher (Middle Childhood Generalist). I look forward to working with you and teaching your child!

On a personal note, Mr. McDowell and I welcomed our daughter, Edna, in October of 2016! He married into my love of NC State athletics and Edna loves sporting her NC State gear! She also looks very good in purple---Go Pirates!

  • Schedule 2021-2022 

    8:15-8:45: Carpool

    8:55-9:45: 3rd Grade  

    9:55-10:25: Mrs. Rhodes (Thursdays) 

    10:45-11:35: 4th Grade

    11:40-12:10: LUNCH

    12:15-1:05: 1st Grade 

    1:15-2:05: 2nd Grade 

    2:30-3:20: Kindergarten  

    3:40-4:15: Carpool


School Announcements

  • 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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  • BES Fall Festival

    Our BES Fall Festival will be Saturday, November 6th from 10-2pm. More information to come!

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  • Make-Up School Pictures

    Students who missed fall pictures will be able to have their pictures taken on Tuesday, November 9th. Forms will go home with those students.

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