Degrees and Certifications:

Bachelor of Fine Arts: Music (Voice Concentration) Mount Olive College Associate of Applied Sciences: Medical Assisting Wayne Community College Middle Grades Education: ELA Licensure East Carolina University

Heather B. Young

This is my 10th year at Clayton Middle School! I can hardly believe it! I graduated from Mount Olive College with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Music: Voice Concentration. I also graduated from Wayne Community College with an Associate in Applied Science: Medical Assisting. East Carolina University is where I obtained my teaching licensure in Middle Grades English/Language Arts.


This year I will be teaching 8th grade for the second time at CMS.  In my previous years here, I taught 6th grade (2017-2021) and before that, 7th grade (2013-2017).  I have had the honor of leading the Show Choir (Showcase of Stars) since 2014-2015 and look forward to continuing with that this year. I also serve as the Beta Club sponsor. I look forward to expanding and growing the Beta Club this year and working with the students involved. I have been privileged to serve as an Eagle Council sponsor and Box Tops for Education Coordinator. I love to see students get involved in their school and community and working with these organizations has allowed me to fulfill that passion in various ways!


I grew up in a tiny corner of Duplin County called Fountaintown, but I have lived in Wayne County for many years. I currently live in Goldsboro with my husband Jason, who works for the technology division of JCPS. We have no children and no pets. :(


In my “free” time I enjoy playing paintball, reading, singing Praise and Worship, and the privilege of driving my father-in-law's boat when we visit. I enjoy watching various sports, including football, soccer, and Quidditch. Some of my favorite teams are Washington (football), ECU (football), NCSU (basketball), LFC (soccer), and more. I enjoy Harry Potter, Star Wars, PEANUTS, various video games, classic cars, and spending time with family and friends. It seems as though I don't get enough time to do any of those things, so they bring me great joy when I have the opportunity. Music is a central part of my life as well. Do you and I share any common interests? Let me know!


I look forward to working with you this year! 

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JCPS Announcements

  • 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. 

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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. 

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  • 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.

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