Phone: (919) 894-7771, Ext. 2738
Degrees and Certifications:
Master of Education in Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis (K-12) from East Tennessee State University Bachelor of Arts in Early Childhood Education (K-6) from The University of North Carolina at Charlotte
The 2019-2020 school year will my fifth year in Johnston County. I taught one year in fourth grade at Polenta and have been here at DRES in fifth grade for three years. I have thoroughly enjoyed my journey so far with JCPS and look forward to many more amazing years!
Previously, I was in Wake County where I started working in 2006. During my time there, I taught 4th grade for eight years and 5th grade for one year. Before that, I had teaching experiences (NC and TN) in preschool, PreK, 1st, 2nd, Title I (4th and 5th), and working with incarcerated juveniles obtaining their GED.
I grew up in the beautiful foothills of Hendersonville (near Asheville, NC) where I enjoyed hiking, driving in the snow, and being captivated by the gorgeous fall colors year after year. Little did I know that this mountain girl would end up in Wake County for too many years. The hustle and bustle of city life was draining on my husband and me. Needless to say, we were thrilled when our children graduated from high school and we were able to move out to Johnston County in the summer of 2015! We have felt truly blessed. Although I admit, this is not quite my mountain home, I can once again see the stars at night, have room for an expansive garden, and view the bountiful wildlife. I am enjoying our time here and hope to call this area home for many more years.
* Please remember that this schedule is flexible! Bathroom breaks and transitions will be worked in. :)
9:50-10:00 Snack/Announcements/Morning Meeting
10:00-10:30 English Language Arts
10:30-11:00 Social Studies/Writing
11:00-11:45 Centers/Small groups
11:45-12:05 Read Aloud
1:10-1:35 Read to Self
As the school year comes to a close, please note that JCPS meal service will now operate at 9 sites during the summer months, rather than the previous 14. Summer meal service will begin Monday, June 1. Curbside meals will be served Monday through Thursday from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at Benson Middle, Clayton Middle, Four Oaks Elementary, North Johnston Middle, Princeton Elementary, Selma Elementary, Smithfield-Selma High, West Clayton Elementary, and West Smithfield Elementary.
Attention parents of 4-year-olds: Are you interested in your child attending a free preschool program? The NC PreK program is designed to provide 4-year-old children with positive early learning experiences that support their development and prepare them for Kindergarten.
JCPS high schools will host “modified” traditional graduation ceremonies between Wednesday, July 29, 2020 - Saturday, August 1, 2020. Schools will communicate about specific graduation dates and ceremony times as we get closer to see what restrictions may limit our attendance participation.