Phone: School phone: 919.553.4064; extension: 1593
Degrees and Certifications:
A.S. Business Administration B.S. Education: All subjects, K-6; Social Studies, Up to 12th grade; ELA up to 9th grade
Ms. Michelle Murer
Greetings and thank you for stopping by!
The 2020-2021 school year will mark my 3rd year at Clayton High School. CHS is a great place to teach, and I am excited for the opportunity to teach you. Last semester, I taught English 1 and Civics. This semester I will be teaching American History 2.
Before I came to CHS, I worked at Benson Middle. There I taught 5 years in 6th-grade social studies and ELA, one year in 8th-grade social studies, and one year in 7th-grade social studies. Before coming to Johnston County, I worked in Wake County for 9 years at an elementary school setting; 7 years in 5th-grade and 2 years in 4th. There, I taught all subjects as well as electives in history, and assorted creative arts.
I really enjoy teaching any aspect of the social studies curriculum and enabling students the opportunity of expanding themselves. Now, I have some students who are not fond of any form of social studies. My goal is to present to them to different aspects in history and hopefully spark more of a tolerance. :) History is not as boring as they think. By having a better understanding of the past, we can improve our future.
In any of my classes, I incorporate reading and writing. My goal is to enable students to think outside the box in their thinking and gain their own unique perspective. By having opportunities to express and explain themselves with words versus emoji or textese, students learn true communication. If an individual can communicate in written form, they can usually communicate orally.
Johnston County Public Schools invites students and their families to learn more about our interesting options for our middle and high school students during our Virtual Information Nights on January 28 and February 4, 2021. Participants will be able to visit the virtual spaces for each program and talk with program coordinators and students from 6:00-8:00 pm.
The Johnston County Board of Education voted to return all Pre-K and EC-Self Contained students to Plan B, four days per week, beginning on Tuesday, Jan. 19. These students will participate in face-to-face instruction on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday, with Wednesday serving as a remote learning day. All other students in grades K-12 will remain on Plan C until Monday, Feb. 1.
On December 8th 2020, the Johnston County School Board of Education voted to return to Plan C (Remote Learning), we would like to provide an update to parents and guardians of options to complete state-mandated End-of-Course (EOC) and Career/Technical Education Post Assessment testing.