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.
Johnston County Public Schools invites students and their families to learn more about our interesting options for our middle and high school students during our Virtual Information Nights on January 28 and February 4, 2021. Participants will be able to visit the virtual spaces for each program and talk with program coordinators and students from 6:00-8:00 pm.
The Johnston County Board of Education voted to return all Pre-K and EC-Self Contained students to Plan B, four days per week, beginning on Tuesday, Jan. 19. These students will participate in face-to-face instruction on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday, with Wednesday serving as a remote learning day. All other students in grades K-12 will remain on Plan C until Monday, Feb. 1.
On December 8th 2020, the Johnston County School Board of Education voted to return to Plan C (Remote Learning), we would like to provide an update to parents and guardians of options to complete state-mandated End-of-Course (EOC) and Career/Technical Education Post Assessment testing.