Degrees and Certifications:
Ms. Kara Lillie
Hi! My name is Ms. Lillie. I am thrilled to be your teacher this year. We are going to have a year filled with lots of learning, laughs, and adventures. I cannot wait to learn all about you, but first I am going to tell you a few things about me.
I was born in Soddy Daisy, Tennessee. GO VOLS!! I am one of the middle children. I have two older sisters, Gay and Lara, and a younger brother, Travis. We moved to Garner, NC when I was 6 years old. When I graduated high school, I attended East Carolina University… Go Pirates for three years then finished my degree in Elementary Education at Lenoir - Rhyne College in Hickory, NC. I lived there for 10 years then moved back to Angier in 2005 to begin teaching at MCES. I taught 2nd grade for 2 years in Hickory then moved to first grade and have been teaching it ever since. This is my 22nd year teaching and I ABSOLUTELY LOVE FIRST GRADE!!
I have 3 children… well adult children now and a beautiful granddaughter, Sophia, that has my heart!! My oldest Thomas is 24 years old. He is in business and loves boating and fishing. My middle daughter is Kayla, 23 years old, and she is Sophia’s mom. My youngest is Amanda, 21 years old, attends App State majoring in forensic psychology. We miss her daily. We also have two little adult cats. Having older kids has made me a much better teacher. I know exactly where students need to go and what will help them in years to come – both in school and in the real world!!
I am so excited to be your teacher this year and for you to be part of our Lillie Pad!!! We are going to have an exciting year!!!
These are a few of my favorite things:
Favorite Color: Orange
Favorite Food: Depends on the season
Favorite Sport: Football(please have college football)
Favorite Season: Fall
Favorite Animals: Koalas, Frogs
Favorite Hobbies: Playing the Piano, Cooking, Gardening
Favorite Book: Christmas Shoes
Favorite Singer: Scotty McCreery
Favorite Music: Country
Favorite Store: Amazon
Favorite Restaurant: Chili’s
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.