Degrees and Certifications:

Mrs. Catherine Dulmaine


Hi!  My name is Kate Dulmaine and I am so excited to have your child in my classroom this year! As different as it may look, I expect it is going to be an exciting year full of learning, growing, and exploring. I look forward to working closely with you to ensure the success of your child in 2nd grade.


A little about me: I grew up in Massachusetts but moved to North Carolina about 15 years ago. We have made Johnston County our home and could not imagine living anywhere else! My husband and I have two wonderful boys and a beautiful puppy who loves to run around and play. My older son is a senior at Cleveland High this year and is very involved in the marching band there. My younger son is part of the inaugural dual language program at Polenta and is entering middle school at Swift Creek where I'm happy to say that they are continuing the dual language program this year! I am a huge believer in and advocate for our dual language program. I've seen first-hand the benefits of this program and the effects of it not just on him, but really our whole family as well. I feel incredibly blessed and thankful to have been part of this program- as both a teacher and a parent- for the last 6 years. I graduated from East Carolina University with a degree in Elementary Education and the New England College of Business and Finance where I earned a degree in business administration and finance. Additionally, I have a K-12 reading specialist certification- I absolutely LOVE reading and hope to pass that on to my students!  It is my goal to help your child flourish and succeed as a responsible, independent learner in a supportive and respectful environment.

I look forward to getting to know your child this year and to collaborating with you to help your child reach his or her goals.

The best way to contact me is by email at or through Class Dojo. I will always do my best to respond ASAP. 



  • Lunch Information

    Reduced Breakfast for Grades K-12: Free
    Breakfast for Grades K-12: $1.40
    Reduced Lunch for Grades K-12: $.40
    Lunch for Grades K-8: $2.30
    Adults: $3.50

    You may now use our online service to post payments on your student's breakfast and lunch account. Please use the links below to access this online service:

    School Nutrition Service offers meals free or at reduced prices to families who qualify for this benefit. An application for meal benefits can be obtained at the office.

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JCPS Announcements

  • Board of Education Budget Work Session set for April 29

    The Johnston County Board of Education will hold a Budget Work Session on Thursday, April 29 at 5:00 p.m. in the Evander Simpson Building in Smithfield.

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  • Take the 2021 Family Survey

    Johnston County Public Schools values your feedback! We are currently surveying JCPS families in order to gain insight into your perception of our school and district effectiveness. To ensure we continue to provide high quality, rigorous learning experiences that meet the needs of our learners and prepare them for college and career, we need your feedback.

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  • 2021-2022 JCPS Preschool applications now open

    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.

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  • JCPS releases updated graduation and prom details

    Johnston County Public Schools has updated its plan to mark senior milestones, including prom and graduation while adhering to guidance from the Johnston County Public Health Department and the CDC in regards to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

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  • Pre-K - 5th Grade to return to Plan A on March 1

    The Johnston County Board of Education voted to return Pre-K - 5th grade to Plan A, four days per week, beginning on Monday, March. 1.

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