Phone: 919-989-6039


Degrees and Certifications:

B.S. Elementary Education M.S. Science Education National Board Certified AIG Certified

Mr. Dodson

I graduated from the University of Indianapolis with a Bachelor's degree in Elementary Education. I taught at West Clayton Elementary for four years. I then moved to Polenta Elementary when it opened, where I have taught for twenty-one years. Most of that time, I taught 4th grade. In 2002, I completed my National Board certification. In 2009, I graduated from East Carolina University with a Master's degree in Science Education. I also am a certified AIG teacher.


  • Welcome to fourth grade.


    Orientation is Thursday, August 25.

    The first day of school is August 29.


    08:25  Arrival

    08:55  Morning Meeting

    09:15  Math (1st Block)

    10:30  Science (1st Block)

    11:15  RIME Time

    11:35  Lunch

    12:05  Enhancement

    12:50  Math (2nd Block)

    02:05  Science (2nd Block)

    02:50  RIME Time

    03:15  Recess

    03:55  Dismissal

School Announcements

JCPS Announcements

  • JCPS to implement state-of-the-art security systems

    At the November Regular Session Board of Education meeting, the Board voted unanimously to improve safety and security in Johnston County Public Schools by implementing state-of-the-art security systems in each of the district’s schools.

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  • 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. 

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  • 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.

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