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.
A special called session of Johnston County Board of Education has been called for Thursday, July 29 at 5:00 p.m. in the Evander Simpson Building in Smithfield. The open session portions of the meeting and all announcements will be accessible to the public via the livestream available online.
The deadline is quickly approaching for Johnston County Public Schools families who need transportation for their students during the 2021-2022 school year. Students who will be attending Early College or Career Technical Leadership Academy, which will begin on August 2nd, have until July 22nd to request transportation. Students who will begin school on August 23rd have until August 2nd to request transportation. This date is for all other JCPS Schools on the traditional school calendar.
While face masks are still required in all of our indoor facilities, students, staff, and guests of our campuses are no longer required to wear a face covering when outdoors. Students and staff may continue to wear masks when participating in recess or outdoor activities if they choose to do so.
The online application for the Johnston County Public Schools Preschool Program is now available. Parents who are interested in the JCPS Preschool Program are encouraged to apply early, as availability is on a first come, first served basis. The application window closes on June 30th.