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
I am one of the Speech-Language Pathologists serving students at Polenta Elementary for the 2020-2021 School Year. I worked in private practice for 2 years and this is my 21st year with Johnston County Public Schools. I worked at Cleveland Elementary for 9 years and this is my 12th 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.
Johnston County Public Schools will hold a Virtual Job Fair on Wednesday, April 21. The event will be held in a Zoom Conference format from 2:00 p.m.- 6:00 p.m. Candidates will have the opportunity to meet with various school principals about career opportunities in each of the district’s 47 schools.
The online application for the Johnston County Public Schools Preschool Program is now available. Parents who are interested in the JCPS Preschool Program are encouraged to apply early, as availability is on a first come, first served basis. The application window closes on June 30th.
Johnston County Public Schools has updated its plan to mark senior milestones, including prom and graduation while adhering to guidance from the Johnston County Public Health Department and the CDC in regards to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.