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Leona O'Dear

Welcome to Clayton Middle School! I am the 7th grade inclusion teacher and the Exceptional Children lead for Clayton Middle. I have been teaching for 19 years and have my bachelor's and Master's in special education from Illinois State University. I am currently working towards my PhD in educational administration through Capella University. I originally lived in Illinois, but moved to North Carolina in 2020. I look forward to working with the students and growing together!

If you need to get ahold of me, I can be reached  via email at:

and via phone at:


  • 8:12 - 8:57 - SOAR Math Remediation

    9:00 - 9:40 - Curriculum Assistance

    10:25 - 11:25 - Inclusion Math with Weeks

    11:27 - 12:27 - Inclusion Math with Mozingo

    12:29 - 1:59 - Inclusion ELA with Levesque

    2:01 - 3:05 - Inclusion ELA with Turner

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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