Whitney Jackson

Phone: (919) 894-7771, Ext. 2738

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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

Whitney Jackson

The 2018-2019 school year will be the start of my fourth 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.

  • Welcome!

    SCHEDULE

    8:25-8:50  Arrival

    9:00-9:45  Enhancements

    9:50-11:55  Block 1

    12:00-12:30  Recess

    12:30- 1:00  Lunch

    1:05-3:10  Block 2

    3:10-3:35 Stamina Reading

    3:45 Dismissal

     

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School Announcements

  • SGA Book Drive

    The Student Government Association(SGA) will be collecting new and gently used books for kindergartners who will be registering on March 8th. They will be collecting books starting Tuesday, February 26th-Wednesday, March 6th. There will be a collection bin located in the office where books can be placed. On behalf of SGA, thank you for your help.

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  • President's Day

    Monday, February 18th, is now a school day. This was originally a holiday, but was changed to a full day to make up for the snow day that was had in December.

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  • Jumping Dragonflies PTO Performance

    The DRES Jumping Dragonflies jump rope team will be performing Thursday, February 21st at 6:00 pm in the gym. There will be a very brief PTO meeting right before the performance. Please plan on joining us!

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  • Link Your Harris Teeter VIC card to DRES

    Do you have a Harris Teeter VIC Card? Link it to Dixon Road whether you shop there often or not, as there is a current promotion for link ups. If we meet our goal set by Harris Teeter by October 9th we earn $100! Note: VIC cards have to be linked yearly. You can link to more than one school in case you have children at different schools.

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JCPS Announcements

  • Create your PowerSchool Parent Portal account

    PowerSchool Parent Portal is more powerful than ever before. Now with Parent Portal parents can begin the registration process, check their child’s grades, update emergency information, and keep up with the teacher’s classroom lessons and assignments from their smartphone or computer...

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  • Board approves 2019-2020 calendar

    The traditional calendar timeline for the school year 2019-2020 has been approved by the Johnston County Board of Education. The first day of school is set for Aug. 26, 2019 and the last day of school is set for May 29, 2020.

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  • JCPS Innovation Expo set for May 31

    Students and teachers from across the district will be showcasing their latest work at a special Innovation Expo on May 31. Individuals interested in participating in this event should submit a proposal online by May 1...

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  • JCPS Job Fair Set for April 13

    Johnston County Public Schools will be holding a teacher job fair on Saturday, April 13, from 9 a.m. until 12 p.m. ...

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