Mrs. Nicole McKenna



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Mrs. Nicole McKenna

I have been teaching at Polenta Elementary for the past 4 years and been in the teaching profession for over 13 years. I have my Bachelor's Degree in Early Childhood and Elementary Education with a minor in Math from Iona College in New York. Previoulsy I was the English teacher for the Dual Language program here at Polenta Elementary.  Students in this program learn how to read and write in not only two languages but also learn about various cultures around the world. This year I will be teaching second grade while attending NC State University as a graduate student.

During this school year I am persuing my MSA in School Administration at NC State University though a cohort between Johnston County and the university.  The Johnston Principal Leadership Academy is a principal preparation program that trains aspiring school leaders to serve specifically in Johnston County Public Schools. My classes so far have given me valuable information and many resources that I will use to help enrich your child this year!


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  • Benson Informational Session July 23

    An informational session for Benson Area Schools is planned for Tuesday, July 23. The session will be held at the Benson Conference Center on 303 East Church Street in Benson from 6:00-7:30 p.m.

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  • Bus Forms now available

    Bus routes are currently being developed for the upcoming 2019-2020 school year. If you need to sign your child up to ride the bus or have a change of an address for your child, please complete a TIMS form by July 29, 2019 to ensure your child is assigned to a bus by the first day of school...

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  • Free meals offered to students over summer months

    Johnston County Public Schools School Nutrition Services will be offering free meals during the summer months to children and teens 18 and younger through USDA Food and Nutrition Services...

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  • 2019 reIGNITE - Continuing the Conversation

    Are you interested in attending two days of teacher-driven and directed collaboration and learning? JCPS is kicking the year off right and offering reIGNITE at Cleveland High School on August 12 and 13, 2019...

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