Phone: 919-894-4233 x1364
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 8th year at Benson Elementary and my 19th year teaching in Johnston County Public Schools. I am excited about being your child's STEM teacher! I am also the Coach for North Carolina Science Olympiad for 3rd-5th graders at Benson.
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! She is starting Kindergarten at BES this year! 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!
8:55-9:45: 3rd Grade
9:55-10:25: Mrs. Rhodes (Thursdays)
10:45-11:35: 4th Grade
12:15-1:05: 1st Grade
1:15-2:05: 2nd Grade
Back To School Bash
If your student is in need of a backpack 🎒 with supplies please don’t hesitate to stop by Overflow Church on Saturday, August 6th from 10am-12pm located at 8280 NC 50 N, Angier. There will be water slides, slip n slide, snow cones, & snacks to celebrate Back to School! Thank You Overflow Church for your continued support!!
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.
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.
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!
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.