Mr. Derrick Pate



Degrees and Certifications:

B.S. Elementary Education, UNC-Pembroke M.ed Elementary Education, Campbell University NBCT

Mr. Derrick Pate


My name is Derrick Pate. I was born and raised right here in Johnston County, and I have two children in the Johnston County school system.  I attended UNC-Pembroke and Campbell University and have been teaching for 20 years.  I enjoy being active and outdoors and enjoy the energy that the students bring to school everyday.  I look forward to working collaboratively with the students and learning with them this year! 


    Dear Parents,

    Two week instructional support plans entitled "FOES 2 Learning @ Home " resources will be put in place for the weeks of March 30-April 10.

    A link will be available on our school website, your email, student Google classrooms, and below.



    On Monday March 30th at 9:00 I will have a live stream morning meeting and read aloud with the students

    At 10:00 A.M. I will have a parent meeting/Q & A session via live stream 

    Students have been sent a link through their Google Classroom accounts.  I hope to see everyone there!


    *Optional fun student learning activities to be completed through Google Classroom Accounts:

    Wax Museum

    Dress up like your wax museum character and tell us about yourself. 

    Pet Sharing

    Introduce us to your pet or favorite stuffed animal.






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  • Graduation Ceremony Information

    At this time, all traditional high school graduations are still planned for May 29. Graduation ceremonies for Johnston County Early College Academy and Johnston County Career and Technical Leadership Academy will now take place on May 16th, rather than the original date of May 15th.

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  • COVID-19 District Updates

    JCPS has created a COVID-19 COmmunication website. This site features all of the latest information surrounding COVID-19, including meal sites and delivery information, support opportunities, learning at home, and more.

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  • Board of Education Budget Work Session set for April 27

    The Johnston County Board of Education will hold a budget work session on Tuesday, April 27. The meeting will begin at 5:00 p.m. and be held in the Evander Simpson Building in Smithfield.

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