Degrees and Certifications:
5th Grade Teacher Bachelor's of Science Interdisciplinary Studies Elementary Education K-6
Mrs. Megan Carraway
Welcome to the 2020-2021 school year! I am very excited to be a part of your child's 5th Grade Science adventure! It will be a year full of learning and growing together. Get ready to take chances, make mistakes and get messy! I look forward to working with you in helping your child succeed in the 5th grade.
"Alone we can do so little; together we can do so much." -Helen Keller
I am so excited to have Ms. Trader from NC State join our classroom this year to complete her student teaching!
I began my teaching career in Virginia 17 years ago where I taught first grade in Roanoke, VA for four years. I then began teaching in Cloverdale, VA with Botetourt County Schools where I taught fifth grade, third grade and second grade. During the summer months I worked on math curriculum development and created questions for math benchmarks for Botetourt County. I also served on the leadership team to aide in the decision making process for the school's improvement plan. In June of 2015 I moved to Clayton, North Carolina and continued my teaching career with Johnston County Schools at Polenta Elementary. In Johnston County, I have been a part of the Math Investigations Cohorts for 2nd grade and 5th grade. I also have partnered with NC State to collect data for a math research project entitled Project AIM. Additionally, I have mentored Sophmores and Juniors from NC State to complete their elementary education course requirements.
Johnston County Public Schools will hold a Virtual Job Fair on Wednesday, April 21. The event will be held in a Zoom Conference format from 2:00 p.m.- 6:00 p.m. Candidates will have the opportunity to meet with various school principals about career opportunities in each of the district’s 47 schools.
New guidance given to schools in the Strong Schools NC Public Health toolkit states that daily temperature and symptom screening questions prior to entry are no longer required. We will no longer screen individuals who enter JCPS facilities for COVID-19 symptoms. This begins on Monday, April 5 for all staff and on Monday, April 12 for students upon their return from spring break.
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.
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.