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Mrs. Tonya Painter

Hello, I am Tonya Painter, and I am thrilled to be teaching fourth-grade math and science this year! Here is a little information about me. I was born and raised in North Carolina. My first fifteen years were spent in Garner.  Then, as a rising high-school junior, I moved to Clayton, where I met my high school sweetheart. I graduated from Clayton High School in 1997 and studied elementary education at East Carolina University. In 2001, I was the first in my family to earn a college degree. I was very proud to graduate Cum Laude with a Bachelor's Degree.  I have been a Johnston County Public Schools teacher for 20-plus years. I decided I wanted to be a teacher while in my kindergarten class at Garner Elementary School, taught by Mrs. Hunt. Just something about what went on in that classroom drew me to education!  I have had many life experiences that have taught me the importance of education. I have always loved learning and inspiring others to learn. In 2001, as a fourth-grade teacher, I began my teaching career at Four Oaks Elementary School. I earned my National Board Certification in 2007. I am currently working towards a Master's of School Administration degree. I am married to my Clayton High School sweetheart, and we have a sixteen-year-old son. I like to travel, attend concerts, read, and solve crossword puzzles in my spare time. My family and I have a goal to visit all of the National Parks. We have seen 11 so far.

Please contact me:

                                919-989-6039 ext: 3951



    8:55 - 9:15

    Morning Meeting 20 min

    9:15 - 11:15

    Block 1 120 min

    11:15 - 11:35

    RIME 20 mins

    11:35 - 12:05

    LUNCH 30 min

    12:05 - 12:50

    Enhancement 45 min

    12:50 - 2:50

    Block 2 120 min

    2:50 - 3:15

    RIME 20 min

    3:15 - 3:45

    Recess 30 min

    3:45 - 3:55

    Read Aloud/Ind. Reading 15 min

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  • 2023-2024 School Calendars Approved

    The Johnston County Board of Education approved the 2023-2024 Traditional Staff and Student Calendars at their March Board of Education meeting. 

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  • New Wellness Opportunity for JCPS Students, Staff, and Families

    Johnston County Public Schools is committed to the health, safety, and well-being of our students, staff, and families. With that in mind, we are excited to announce to you our partnership with Care Solace, a mental health care coordination service.

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  • JCPS to hold Job Fair on April 15

    Johnston County Public Schools will hold a Job Fair on Saturday, April 15 from 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM at West Johnston High School.

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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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