Phone: 919-963-2165 ext. 2814


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 22 years.  I enjoy being active and outdoors and enjoy the energy that the students bring to school every day.  I look forward to working collaboratively with the third grade students and learning with them this year! 



    8:20-8:45   Morning Work  

    8:45-9:00   Morning Meeting

    9:00-9:30   Fundations 

    9:30-10:40  ELA 

    10:45-11:10  Lunch

    11:10-11:40  Recess

    11:45-1:00  Math

    1:00-1:30  Science/Social Studies

    1:30-2:15  Enrichment

    2:25-3:00 Writing/Community/Knowledge/Vocabulary

    3:05-3:40  Target Time

    3:40-3:50 PBIS Check out**Celebrate accomplishments, new learnings, and end of day procedures

School Announcements

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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