Degrees and Certifications:
BS-Elementary Education; MA- Special Education (SLD/EMD); Sociology 9-12.
Mrs. Joye Callaghan
My name is Mrs. Callaghan and I have taught Special Education for 23 years in Johnston County. I received my degree in regular education and a masters in special education from FSU. I became a teacher for many reason, but mostly because I enjoy helping students learn and watching them grow and realize that learning can be fun. I have a husband and two very spoiled dogs. My children are all grown and have taught me much about patience over the years. I love a challenge, and I met a personal challenge recently, as I was able to conquer my fear of heights while ziplining through a jungle in Belize. At first I hugged every tree in the treestands and I came in backwards a few times, but after a few short runs I learned that if I relaxed and worked smarter I could pivot my d-ring and land in each tree stand on my feet. The last run over a monkey farm was the longest and I actually wished I could zipline again! I have high academic expectations for your child and I will do all that I can to help your child achieve those expectations. I will keep in close contact and I can be reached through the main office phone at school, or via email. If you would like to talk in person, I am always available to schedule appointments before school, or after school. Please don’t hesitate to contact me if you have any questions or concerns!
There are no words to describe to you how difficult "distance learning” is for me and I am sure many of you have the same feelings. To my students and families, I say: do what you can, and understand that we are with you. Try to minimize struggles and celebrate the small victories each day. We will be here when everyone comes back fully.
For the past 15 years, Johnston County Public Schools has honored our local veterans with a special Veterans Day celebration program. The 2020 celebration will be held virtually on Wednesday, Nov. 11. The online program begins at 11 a.m., and a link to the program will be posted...
Information on social distancing in school settings has been recently updated by the NC Department of Health and Human Services (NCDHHS). Upon receiving information from the NCDHHS, we consulted with the Johnston County Public Health Department on the impact these updates will have on our school system. This ongoing collaboration continues to guide our decision-making as students return to classrooms for in-person instruction.
As students in grades K-5 begin returning to school, the curbside locations for free meals will now be located at each middle and high school. The curbside meal locations at our elementary schools will end on Friday, Oct. 2 and will open at the middle and high schools on Monday, Oct. 5.
The Johnston County Board of Education approved a back to school plan at a special called session on Thursday, Sept. 25.