Mrs. Sue Ellen Dowler



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Mrs. Sue Ellen Dowler

The 2018-2019 school year will begin my 17th year as an exceptional children's teacher at Benson Elementary.  I currently teach third and fourth graders in their classrooms using the inclusion model of instruction.  With a new year, my co-teachers and I will be trying something NEW.....FLEXIBLE SEATING!  We are excited to reach our students in a new way because we ALL learn differently.

My educational background:  Graduate of Pine Forest Senior High, Cumberland County NC 1987

  Graduate of UNC-Wilmington, 1991 (BA degree)

  Graduate of Fayetteville State University, 1997 (MEd degree)

My professional career started in Harnett County in 1993 at Shawtown Primary School and Lillington Elementary.  I taught there for 6 years as a resource teacher before leaving the classroom to become a program specialist in 1998.  I continued to work with Harnett County Schools as an EC Program Specialist for 3 yrs, traveling to 9 schools each week, until I returned to the classroom in 2001.  That is when I joined Johnston County and Benson Elementary!

My personal background:  I am a wife and mother.  My husband, Mark, and I live in Benson with our son, Garrett. He is in kindergarten.  He keeps us busy.  We attend church locally.  Church is very important to us.  We also love to go to the pool, enjoy family trips to the beach and to the movies.  Garrett LOVES trains, so we have taken a few real train rides too....especially the POLAR EXPRESS!

  • 9:00-9:30  Fourth Grade Math

    9:30-10:15  Third Grade Reading Small Group

    10:15-11:15  Third Grade Reading Whole Group

    11:15-12:15  Planning Period

    12:15-12:45  Lunch

    12:45-1:30  Student Services Meeting Times

    1:30-2:45  Third Grade Math

    2:45-3:30  Fourth Grade ELA Whole

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  • Graduation Ceremony Information

    At this time, all traditional high school graduations are still planned for May 29. Graduation ceremonies for Johnston County Early College Academy and Johnston County Career and Technical Leadership Academy will now take place on May 16th, rather than the original date of May 15th.

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  • Board of Education Budget Work Session set for April 27

    The Johnston County Board of Education will hold a budget work session on Tuesday, April 27. The meeting will begin at 5:00 p.m. and be held in the Evander Simpson Building in Smithfield.

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