Degrees and Certifications:

Bachelor's Elementary Ed. Master's Elementary Ed. AIG certified

Mrs. April Taylor



This will be my 28th year of teaching with the last 23 here at ECES. I am a mother to Kamye,22 and J.T, 16, a junior at Clayton High School.  I have a passion for cheerleading and Boy Scouts. I am also a Disney Junkie! I would love to live in Fantasyland with my husband. I enjoy relaxing on the beach, reading a great novel, and spending time with my family. 

The theme of our classroom is ¨Peace, Love, and Happiness." It is my hope that my students develop a community that supports one another.  I enjoy sharing experiences with my students as I watch them grow throughout the year.  Education is so much more than just reading, writing, and arithmetic.  My passion is helping students grow into kind, motivated, excited citizens.  The goal is to be at peace with the decisions we make, share love with those around us, and be happy with the outcome.

  •                                                             Here's to a Peaceful Year!


    2nd Grade Supply List:

    1- 1 inch clear-view binder

    1- pair of earbuds or headphones

    2- 3 subject notebooks

    3- 1 subject notebooks

    1- yellow folder ( 2Pockets/Plastic, No prongs)

    1- Pack of wide ruled notebook paper

    2 pairs of scissors

    10- glue sticks

    2 packs of pencils

    2-boxes of 24 crayons

    1- pack of highlighters

    1 large pink gum eraser

    1 pack of dry erase markers




    This list may have additional items, but these will allow your child to be prepared for day one.

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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