Degrees and Certifications:

Mrs. Catherine Dulmaine


What a different, unusual, interesting year it has been!  Despite all these differences and challenges, our students really rose to the occasion! They were flexible, adaptable, showed tremendous growth and most importantly, had fun learning. My wish is that this continues over the summer and our kids find ways to continue to be curious, inquisitive, and adventurous in their learning! 


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

  • JC Board of Education Special Session meeting set for July 29

    A special called session of Johnston County Board of Education has been called for Thursday, July 29 at 5:00 p.m. in the Evander Simpson Building in Smithfield. The open session portions of the meeting and all announcements will be accessible to the public via the livestream available online.

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  • Deadline approaching for Transportation for 2021-22 School Year

    The deadline is quickly approaching for Johnston County Public Schools families who need transportation for their students during the 2021-2022 school year. Students who will be attending Early College or Career Technical Leadership Academy, which will begin on August 2nd, have until July 22nd to request transportation. Students who will begin school on August 23rd have until August 2nd to request transportation. This date is for all other JCPS Schools on the traditional school calendar.

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  • Summer Meal Service begins June 7

    As the school year comes to a close, JCPS meal service will now operate at 9 sites during the summer months.

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  • JCPS Outdoor Mask Mandate Lifted

    While face masks are still required in all of our indoor facilities, students, staff, and guests of our campuses are no longer required to wear a face covering when outdoors. Students and staff may continue to wear masks when participating in recess or outdoor activities if they choose to do so.

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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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