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.
For the past 15 years, Johnston County Public Schools has honored our local veterans with a special Veterans Day celebration program. The 2020 celebration will be held virtually on Wednesday, Nov. 11. The online program begins at 11 a.m., and a link to the program will be posted...
Information on social distancing in school settings has been recently updated by the NC Department of Health and Human Services (NCDHHS). Upon receiving information from the NCDHHS, we consulted with the Johnston County Public Health Department on the impact these updates will have on our school system. This ongoing collaboration continues to guide our decision-making as students return to classrooms for in-person instruction.
As students in grades K-5 begin returning to school, the curbside locations for free meals will now be located at each middle and high school. The curbside meal locations at our elementary schools will end on Friday, Oct. 2 and will open at the middle and high schools on Monday, Oct. 5.
The Johnston County Board of Education approved a back to school plan at a special called session on Thursday, Sept. 25.