Phone: 919-963-2165 ext. 2829


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 21 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! 



    8:15-8:45   Morning Work  

    8:45-9:00   Morning Meeting

    9:00--9:15   Heggerty 

    9:15-9:50  Fundations

    9:50-10:25   ELA Whole Group  Knowledge and Vocabulary

    10:25-11:10    Enrichment 

    11:10-12:10  Small Group

    12:10-12:40  Lunch

    12:40-1:10   Recess

    1:10-1:40  Writing

    1:40-2:40  Math

    2:40-3:05  (Science)/Social Studies

    3:05-3:40  Target Time

    3:40-3:55 PBIS Check out**Celebrate accomplishments, new learnings, and DOJO points.













School Announcements

JCPS Announcements

  • Class of 2022 Graduation Dates

    Johnston County Public Schools is pleased to announce graduation ceremony dates for our traditional high schools for the 2021-2022 school year. For questions regarding a specific ceremony, please contact the specific school.

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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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  • JCPS to Utilize New Website for Bus Updates

    Our district is launching a new portion of our website to further communicate bus delays and replacements with our families. We encourage those who have a student who utilizes our transportation to get to or from school to visit for updates on our school bus routes beginning Tuesday, January 18.

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  • JC Board of Education approves 2022 JCPS salary schedule

    The Johnston County Board of Education voted unanimously to approve the 2022 Johnston County Public Schools salary schedule at their regularly scheduled Dec. 14 meeting.

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