Phone: 919-894-4233 ext. 1368
Degrees and Certifications:
BA and MEd
Mrs. Sue Ellen Dowler
The 2020-2021 school year will begin my 19th year as an exceptional children's teacher at Benson Elementary. I currently teach the Core Curriculum for the self-contained Exceptional Children's classroom.
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 third grade. 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!
While face masks are still required in all of our indoor facilities, students, staff, and guests of our campuses are no longer required to wear a face covering when outdoors. Students and staff may continue to wear masks when participating in recess or outdoor activities if they choose to do so.
The online application for the Johnston County Public Schools Preschool Program is now available. Parents who are interested in the JCPS Preschool Program are encouraged to apply early, as availability is on a first come, first served basis. The application window closes on June 30th.