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.
(Note: These times are approximate and subject to change throughout the year.)
2023-2024 School Calendars Approved
The Johnston County Board of Education approved the 2023-2024 Traditional Staff and Student Calendars at their March Board of Education meeting.
New Wellness Opportunity for JCPS Students, Staff, and Families
Johnston County Public Schools is committed to the health, safety, and well-being of our students, staff, and families. With that in mind, we are excited to announce to you our partnership with Care Solace, a mental health care coordination service.
JCPS to hold Job Fair on April 15
Johnston County Public Schools will hold a Job Fair on Saturday, April 15 from 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM at West Johnston High School.
Updated School Nutrition Information for 2022-23
We hope that you and your student have already noticed some of the exciting new food and meal opportunities we are offering in our cafeterias this school year. Our new options will include more fresh produce, vegetarian options, and opportunities for students to customize their meal choice. These new offerings will be available at both breakfast and lunch.
2022 Growth Needs Update
Johnston County Public Schools Chief of Facilities and Construction Brooks Moore presented the 2022 Growth Needs Update to the Johnston County Board of Education at their March meeting.
Kids Heart Challenge
Congratulations Dragonflies on a job well done with the Kids Heart Challenge this year!! Our school raised over $8,600 for the American Heart Association. Please make sure that all donations are complete and turned in to Coach Bullock NO LATER THAN Wednesday, March 8th. Thank you again for being a "heart hero" and helping others.
Summer Camp Opportunity
The SECU Summer Camp Awards Program is back! SECU plans to provide FAT CAT youth members, ages 12 and under along with Zard youth members, ages 13-19, with scholarships for summer camp registration and associated fees.
ACCESS testing for students receiving ESL services begins January 23, 2023, and runs through March 10, 2023.
Winter Break Begins 12/15 (Early Release)
May this beautiful holiday season fill your heart with love, your home with joy, and your life with laughter. Happy holidays! Wishing you and your family love, peace, and happiness! We look forward to welcoming students back on campus on January 3, 2023.
7:45 AM - 8:15 AM First Priority
March 30, 2023
7:45 AM - 8:15 AM First Priority
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM Kindergarten Egg Hunt
March 31, 2023