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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  • Create your PowerSchool Parent Portal account

    PowerSchool Parent Portal is more powerful than ever before. Now with Parent Portal parents can begin the registration process, check their child’s grades, update emergency information, and keep up with the teacher’s classroom lessons and assignments from their smartphone or computer...

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  • Board approves 2019-2020 calendar

    The traditional calendar timeline for the school year 2019-2020 has been approved by the Johnston County Board of Education. The first day of school is set for Aug. 26, 2019 and the last day of school is set for May 29, 2020.

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  • JCPS Innovation Expo set for May 31

    Students and teachers from across the district will be showcasing their latest work at a special Innovation Expo on May 31. Individuals interested in participating in this event should submit a proposal online by May 1...

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  • JCPS Job Fair Set for April 13

    Johnston County Public Schools will be holding a teacher job fair on Saturday, April 13, from 9 a.m. until 12 p.m. ...

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