Phone: 919-934-5191 ext 5151


Degrees and Certifications:

Bachelor of Acts, Sociology, Morehouse College Master of Education, UNC-Greensboro Master of Divinity, Duke University Master of Arts in Teaching, ECU

Mr. Jonathan M Anderson

Thank you for taking the time to view my webpage. The following is some information about myself and my class.

I was born and raised in Houston, TX. After finishing college in Atlanta, GA, I moved to North Carolina. I'm married to my beautiful wife, Kinetta. We have two kids, Jonathan Jr. and Sarah. This is my 6th year of teaching and my first year at Smithfield-Selma. Also, I've been an ordained minister since 2009. 

My purpose for teaching: Teaching is a part of who I am. I love the opportunity to have a positive influence on young people through teaching. Education is a very noble profession because of the impact that is made in the lives of students. Through teaching, I hope to inspire students to make the best choices for themselves, to believe in themselves, and to become positive contributing citizens in U.S. and global society.

Activities/Hobbies: Traveling, bowling, movies, eating, and Monopoly 

Favorite food: Seafood, Gumbo, Fried Chicken, Shipley's Donuts, and Blue Bell Ice Cream

Vision for my classes:

  • Learning civic responsibility through analyzing the roles of government and citizens.
  • Interpreting historical events/contexts and landmark documents through source analysis.
  • Vitalizing strong arguments through debate, discussion, and essays.
  • Encouraging democratic (not political party) behaviors through collaboration and simulations.

Google Classroom Codes:

1st Period - Civic Literacy Honors: 433kzlc

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  • 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, February 17, 2023.

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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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