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.
CHS Upcoming Events
August 9, 2021
8:00 AM - 12:00 PM Senior Parking Passes / Schedules
August 10, 2021
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM Junior Parking Passes / Schedules
August 11, 2021
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM Sophomore Parking Passes / Schedules
August 12, 2021
5:30 PM - 8:30 PM Freshman/Parent/PTSA/New Enrollees Orientation
A special called session of Johnston County Board of Education has been called for Thursday, July 29 at 5:00 p.m. in the Evander Simpson Building in Smithfield. The open session portions of the meeting and all announcements will be accessible to the public via the livestream available online.
The deadline is quickly approaching for Johnston County Public Schools families who need transportation for their students during the 2021-2022 school year. Students who will be attending Early College or Career Technical Leadership Academy, which will begin on August 2nd, have until July 22nd to request transportation. Students who will begin school on August 23rd have until August 2nd to request transportation. This date is for all other JCPS Schools on the traditional school calendar.
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.