Degrees and Certifications:
B.A. Communication Disorders (NC State Univ.) M.Ed. Communication Disorders (NC Central Univ.) Licensed by NC Board of Examiners for Speech-Language Pathologists and Audiologists Certificate of Clinical Competence in Speech-Language Pathology and member (American Speech, Language, and Hearing Association)
Mrs. Renee Strickland
My husband and I have have three children (ages 16, 35, and 36). I am one of the Speech-Language Pathologists serving students at Polenta Elementary for the 2022-2023 School Year. I worked in private practice for 2 years and this is my 23nd year with Johnston County Public Schools. I worked at Cleveland Elementary for 9 years and this is my 14th year at Polenta. I love being a school-based Speech-Language Pathologist and enjoy working with elementary students of all ages and ability levels.
Monthly Speech/Language Activities for Home Practice
Listening: Parent: Say a series of words including words that are foods and words that are not foods. Have your child clap each time he/she hears a word that is a food.
Speaking: What is another word for plump, afraid, speedy, slim, giggle? See if your child knows. If not, discuss the answers and examples with him/her.
2023-2024 School Calendars Approved
The Johnston County Board of Education approved the 2023-2024 Traditional Staff and Student Calendars at their March Board of Education meeting.
New Wellness Opportunity for JCPS Students, Staff, and Families
Johnston County Public Schools is committed to the health, safety, and well-being of our students, staff, and families. With that in mind, we are excited to announce to you our partnership with Care Solace, a mental health care coordination service.
JCPS to hold Job Fair on April 15
Johnston County Public Schools will hold a Job Fair on Saturday, April 15 from 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM at West Johnston High School.
Updated School Nutrition Information for 2022-23
We hope that you and your student have already noticed some of the exciting new food and meal opportunities we are offering in our cafeterias this school year. Our new options will include more fresh produce, vegetarian options, and opportunities for students to customize their meal choice. These new offerings will be available at both breakfast and lunch.
2022 Growth Needs Update
Johnston County Public Schools Chief of Facilities and Construction Brooks Moore presented the 2022 Growth Needs Update to the Johnston County Board of Education at their March meeting.
March 31, 2023
April 3, 2023