Degrees and Certifications:
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!