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Rich Nixon

Mr. Nixon graduated from Clayton High School in 1973 and attended Wake Forest University on a football scholarship, before graduating with High Honors from North Carolina State University with a B.A. in History.  He later received a Masters in Education from N. C. State, and has completed course work towards a Ph.D.. He is a National Board Certified Teacher and has served as a faculty consultant for the College Board, participating in the annual reading of the Advanced Placement US History Exam from 1995 to 2007.  Over his 40-year career Mr. Nixon has taught at Athens Drive High School, South Johnston High School, and Clayton High School, as well as Corinth Holders High School. In 2000 he was honored as North Carolina's U.S. History Teacher of the Year by the Daughters of the American Revolution.  In 2001 Mr. Nixon was a member of the American delegation that traveled to Beijing to participate in the Sino-American Education Forum.  In 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013 and 2014 he attended the National Education Association's Representative Assembly as a member of the North Carolina delegation and was recognized as WRAL-TV's Teacher of the Week in May of 2012.

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  • JC Board of Education Special Session set for June 25

    The Johnston County Board of Education has called a Special Session meeting for Friday, June 25 at 5:00 p.m. The meeting will be held virtually. The open session portions of the meeting and all announcements will be accessible to the public via the livestream available online.

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  • Summer Meal Service begins June 7

    As the school year comes to a close, JCPS meal service will now operate at 9 sites during the summer months.

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  • JCPS Outdoor Mask Mandate Lifted

    While face masks are still required in all of our indoor facilities, students, staff, and guests of our campuses are no longer required to wear a face covering when outdoors. Students and staff may continue to wear masks when participating in recess or outdoor activities if they choose to do so.

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  • 2021-2022 JCPS Preschool applications now open

    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.

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  • Pre-K - 5th Grade to return to Plan A on March 1

    The Johnston County Board of Education voted to return Pre-K - 5th grade to Plan A, four days per week, beginning on Monday, March. 1.

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