Phone: (919)894-7771 ext: 2718
Degrees and Certifications:
-BS Elementary Ed Science Concentration North Carolina State University -K-6 Teacher Certification
Mrs. Caroline Hockaday
Welcome to my website. I am Caroline Dunn Hockaday and I am a kindergarten teacher at Dixon Road Elementary School.
I am excited to start my eighth year as a Dixon Road Dragonfly. I have taught kindergarten and first grade in Johnston County Public Schools for the last 10 years. I am from Benson, North Carolina and a 2008 graduate of South Johnston High School. I am a 2012 graduate of North Carolina State University with a BS in Elementary Education with a STEM focus.
While at NC State University, I was selected to be a part of the Teaching Fellows Scholarship Program for the state of North Carolina. As a teaching fellow, I was able to travel across the state (and WORLD) to observe and experience unique educational opportunities that influenced me to become the teacher I am today. From those experiences I learned that teachers who were flexible, life-long learners, who always set high standards for themselves truly inspired the students they taught. They show students how to be a successful adult by example. No matter what career path students take, they will be more successful if they aren’t afraid of change, are willing to learn a new skill, and are always setting new goals for themselves. In turn, I also strive to make learning a fun, hands-on experience as often as possible.
I currently reside in Benson, NC with my husband, Weston, and our dog Willaby. Hobbies of mine include crafting, dance, and all things that involve glitter.
Here was 2021-2022 school schedule. I will update the schedule for the fall as soon as information becomes available.
(Note: These times are approximate)
Johnston County Public Schools will be moving to summer office hours on June 13. School and district offices will operate on a four-day work week. Offices will be open from 7:00 a.m. until 5:30 p.m. Mondays through Wednesdays and 7:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. on Thursdays. The summer schedule will continue until August 11. All offices will be closed on July 4.
Johnston County Public Schools is always striving to provide students and families with exemplary service. In most cases, school bus transportation is essential for many students to access a quality education. In order to meet our daily goal, it is necessary to implement change that enhances and improves our overall operation. As we prepare for the 2022-2023 school year, JCPS Transportation Services and School Nutrition will be hosting a Summer Information Fair at each high school.