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 24th 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 26 years old. He is in business and loves boating and fishing. My middle daughter is Kayla, 25 years old, and she is Sophia’s mom. My youngest is Amanda. She is 23 years old and finishing up her last year as a Graduate student at App State. We also have two little adult cats and a dog. 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: Teal
Favorite Food: Depends on the season
Favorite Sport: College Football
Favorite Season: Fall
Favorite Animals: Koalas
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
MCES 19-20 Student-Parent Handbook
We hope this handbook helps you understand our school rules and policies at MCES.
Innovation Academy Information
Information for 5th grade families interested in visiting the Innovation Academy.
2023-2024 School Calendars Approved
The Johnston County Board of Education approved the 2023-2024 Traditional Staff and Student Calendars at their March Board of Education meeting.
New Wellness Opportunity for JCPS Students, Staff, and Families
Johnston County Public Schools is committed to the health, safety, and well-being of our students, staff, and families. With that in mind, we are excited to announce to you our partnership with Care Solace, a mental health care coordination service.
JCPS to hold Job Fair on April 15
Johnston County Public Schools will hold a Job Fair on Saturday, April 15 from 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM at West Johnston High School.
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.
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.
4:30 PM - 6:30 PM PTA Spring Dance- Grades 3-5
April 21, 2023
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM PTA Carnival Night - Grades K-2
May 1, 2023
May 2, 2023
May 3, 2023