Degrees and Certifications:
Miss Tara Strickland
I received my Bachelor of Science Degree in Elementary Education from North Carolina Wesleyan College. I graduated from NC Wesleyan College in 2010.I started teaching at Glendale-Kenly Elementary in 2011. I have enjoyed being here and I love the school. I love sports and my favorite team is the North Carolina Tarheels. During high school, I played basketball and softball. While I was at Wesleyan I played softball.
Reading at least 20 minutes each day will help your child grow so much in reading.
Classrooms wish list: Kleenex, disinfecting wipes, pencils, Smarties, Skittles, M&M’s, mini candy bars, blow pops, fruit snacks, freeze pops, paper towels, gallon, sandwich and snack size Ziploc bags
****Please purchase a clear view 1 (one) inch binder for a classroom scrapbook that we will work on monthly. It’s a writing activity that will include pictures of your child taken throughout the school year. This keepsake for your child will be given to your child at the end of the school year.****
Our daily schedule:
Websites that can be used for the summer for extra practice:
Go to the schools website and click on students, then online connections, there you will see Lexia Core5 reading. The students can use Lexia through out the summer to work on reading.
Johnston County Public Schools will be moving to summer office hours on June 13. School and district offices will operate on a four-day work week. Offices will be open from 7:00 a.m. until 5:30 p.m. Mondays through Wednesdays and 7:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. on Thursdays. The summer schedule will continue until August 11. All offices will be closed on July 4.
Johnston County Public Schools is always striving to provide students and families with exemplary service. In most cases, school bus transportation is essential for many students to access a quality education. In order to meet our daily goal, it is necessary to implement change that enhances and improves our overall operation. As we prepare for the 2022-2023 school year, JCPS Transportation Services and School Nutrition will be hosting a Summer Information Fair at each high school.
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 www.johnston.k12.nc.us/busdelays for updates on our school bus routes beginning Tuesday, January 18.
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.