Degrees and Certifications:

BS in Intercultural Youth Ministry

Mr. Guest

Welcome Spartans! My name is Derek Guest and I am thrilled to teach you history here at Smithfied-Selma High School. I am new to the Spartan family but began teaching in 2018. Before that, I was a youth pastor for 4 years here in North Carolina. My wife, Alissa, teaches Math in Johnston County, and we have two children. I am originally from Flint, Michigan (Go Blue!), attended Baptist Bible College in Clarks Summit, Pa, and moved to North Carolina in 2014. I am currently working on getting my Masters in History from ECU. I am passionate about learning/teaching history in a way that develops a greater understanding of multiple cultures, viewpoints, and ideologies while creating better global citizens. I am looking forward to a great year! 

JCPS Announcements

  • 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.

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  • 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.

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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, June 23, 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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