Degrees and Certifications:
University of Puerto Rico- Licensure ESL American University of Puerto Rico- Elementary Education NC State University- M.Ed. New Literacies and Global Learning concentration in Reading Education
Mrs. Maria Rojas
I am Mrs. Rojas and I am the ESL teacher at Cleveland Middle School and Clayton Middle School. I was born in Puerto Rico, home to beautiful beaches, a festive culture, and amazing food. My parents are from Colombia, land of exotic flora and fauna, home of the Amazon River, and beautiful, happy people. I have been teaching for 14 years, the last 6 years, have been in North Carolina as an EL teacher, and I love it. I have a Bachelor's Degree in Elementary Education with English as Second Language licensure, and hold a Master's Degree from NC State University as a Reading Specialist. I am very happy to teach my wonderful group of English Learners vocabulary, reading, and comprehension skills, among other skills that will help them become successful students. I am very excited to work with your child this year!
The Johnston County Board of Education members will hold a Retreat on Saturday, April 17 as authorized through North Carolina General Statutes. Open Session will begin at 8:30 a.m. at Facility Services Town Hall located at 601 West Market Street in Smithfield. To comply with the governor’s executive order, a limited number of seats will be available to the public. These seats will be granted on a first come, first served basis.
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.
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