Degrees and Certifications:
Bachelor of Arts in Elementary Education UNC-Chapel Hill AIG Endorsed Student Teacher and Mentor Trained
Mrs. Betty Buchanan
My name is Betty Buchanan and I'm teaching 4th grade this year. This is my 20th year teaching. I'm a native of Johnston County and graduated from South Johnston High School and UNC Chapel Hill. I live in Benson with my husband Brian, our 2 children, Benjamin and Brianna, and our 3 cats, JJ, Turbo, and Bella. This year is unique in that we only have 5 4th grade teachers. Which means, I am not teaming this year. Therefore, I will be teaching all subjects. I enjoy spending time with my family, reading, playing the piano, and cross-stitching. You can reach me through our class dojo or by phone at 919-894-7161 or email @ firstname.lastname@example.org. I look forward to a wonderful year of learning and growing together!
Our Class Schedule
There have been significant changes to the Strong Schools NC toolkit that affects the quarantine procedures our staff and students must follow if they are exposed to a positive case of COVID-19. Any student or staff member who is currently quarantined due to an exposure of a positive COVID-19 case may return to school or work tomorrow, unless the close contact is a housemate. We are able to make this adjustment because our district requires masks for all students, staff, and guests.
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.
North Carolina schools are required to administer ACCESS for ELLs 2.0 to all students identified as English Learners (ELs) in the spring of each year to determine their progress in learning English. Each student is tested in four areas: Listening, Speaking, Reading, and Writing. This assessment helps us monitor their English language development.
Our district is continuing to follow the guidance and recommendations from the Johnston County Public Health Department, the CDC, and the Strong Schools NC Toolkit, and we will now adhere to a 5 day quarantine period for students or staff members who tests positive for COVID-19. This is a change from the previous 10 day quarantine time.