Degrees and Certifications:
Bachelor of Science in Secondary Education Certified: Middle Grades Science Earth Science 9-12 English 6-12 AP Literature AIG, ESL, EC
Welcome to my classroom and Cleveland High School. A little about myself...
I went to Central Michigan University after high school where I received the Board of Trustees Honors scholarship. I graduated Cum Laud with a Bachelor of Science in Secondary Education with a Major in English and a Minor in Earth Science. I am licensed to teach 6-12 English: ELL, AIG, and EC classes. I also am certified and highly qualified to teach Middle-Grade Science and Earth Science. I received my AP Literature Certification from Meredith College in Raleigh, NC.
Professionally, I have been lucky to be teaching in Johnston County since 2006. I began my career with the county teaching at Cleveland Middle School where I was honored to be the 2007-2008 Beginning Teacher of the Year for CMS. After four years there, I was lucky enough to be able to move up to Cleveland High School. I have been at the school since the second year of opening our fantastic new campus. We are truly blessed to have such amazing resources and facilities. At Cleveland High School, I have taught all grades at some point 9-12 in English along with Mass Media and Creative Writing. Each year, this changes based on our staff and school needs. I also have been honored to participate in supporting our school and students as the previous JV Cheerleading Coach for several years.
Moreover, I was excited to pursue an opportunity to write curriculum and passages with some great companies, like Sophia.Org. I also worked with a team of talented teachers that helped to create the curriculum for an AP level Creative Writing course for our county school district. Furthermore, I have been able to see first -hand how state exams are created by helping to write passages and questions for the 8th Grade ELA EOG for the state of South Carolina. One of my essays has been published in an anthology about adoption, which is a journey personal and close to my heart since my own children are adopted internationally from South Korea.
Outside school, I love spending time with my husband, our four kids, and our little dog. We enjoy traveling as much as possible visiting the coast and the mountains and all the wonderful antique stores in between! I really do love to read, even though this sounds so cliche! :) I enjoy "cozies" and try to correspond with as many of the authors as I can and gather information to take back to my classes! These professional authors also frequently agree to be amazing real-world guest speakers for my students! In addition to reading, our family enjoys going to car shows! Having hailed originally from the Motor City (Detroit), I am a bit of a car junkie and look forward to one day having my own version of a hot rod. For now, my mom-mobile will work just fine!
I look forward to getting to know all my students and their families each year and it gives me great joy to have my students succeed at school knowing that their academic and social-emotional health are equal priorities for me as their classroom teacher. Please always feel free to reach out for any questions.
Note: Students and their families are emailed direct links to interactive lessons and classrooms once enrolled in my courses.
Have a great year! Mrs. Slomiany
Contact me: firstname.lastname@example.org
Johnston County Public Schools is now offering a Substitute Teacher Temporary Incentive Pay Plan for substitutes.
At their August meeting, the Johnston County Board of Education voted 4-3 to make face coverings required indoors in all Johnston County Public Schools campuses and on all buses for students, staff, and guests. This updated mask requirement is effective immediately.