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 values your feedback! We are currently surveying JCPS families in order to gain insight into your perception of our school and district effectiveness. To ensure we continue to provide high quality, rigorous learning experiences that meet the needs of our learners and prepare them for college and career, we need your feedback.
Johnston County Public Schools will hold a Virtual Job Fair on Wednesday, April 21. The event will be held in a Zoom Conference format from 2:00 p.m.- 6:00 p.m. Candidates will have the opportunity to meet with various school principals about career opportunities in each of the district’s 47 schools.
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.
Johnston County Public Schools has updated its plan to mark senior milestones, including prom and graduation while adhering to guidance from the Johnston County Public Health Department and the CDC in regards to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.