Phone: 919-894-4226


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 26 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 reasons, 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 I have three adorable grandchildren all under one.  They have taught me a lot about patience and grace over the years. I love a challenge, and I met a personal challenge recently, as I was able to learn to ride a segway in the Bahamas. At first I was afraid that I was going to topple right over. Then, as I learned to balance and go forward, I gained confidence. We rode through the city streets slowly at first, and then the instructor pulled the pin out and we were able to move fast. I learned that if I relaxed and looked ahead, I could go anywhere I wanted. 

 Students: Today is a day where anything and everything seems possible. I am so happy to be your teacher! It is my hope that as you learn and concentrate on skills, assignments, and tests, that I will grace you with potential and promise!

Parents: Please email with any questions and I will try to get back to you quickly. Have a great year!




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  • Trades and Classified Job Fair 2023

    Johnston County Public Schools will hold it's annual Trades & Classified Job Fair on Saturday, June 24. The event will be held from 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. at Smithfield-Selma High School, 700 M Durwood Stephenson Pkwy, Smithfield, NC 27577.

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  • Class of 2023 Graduation Dates

    Johnston County Public Schools is pleased to announce graduation ceremony dates for our traditional high schools for the 2022-2023 school year. For questions regarding a specific ceremony, please contact the specific school.

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  • Public Notice: Johnston Community College Board of Trustee Vacancy

    The Johnston County Board of Education is now accepting applications for the Johnston County Community College Board of Trustee position. The deadline to apply for the vacancy is Friday, June 23, 2023.

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  • Updated School Nutrition Information for 2022-23

    We hope that you and your student have already noticed some of the exciting new food and  meal opportunities we are offering in our cafeterias this school year. Our new options will include more fresh produce, vegetarian options, and opportunities for students to customize their meal choice. These new offerings will be available at both breakfast and lunch. 

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  • 2022 Growth Needs Update

    Johnston County Public Schools Chief of Facilities and Construction Brooks Moore presented the 2022 Growth Needs Update to the Johnston County Board of Education at their March meeting.

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