Degrees and Certifications:
Ms. Kara Lillie
Hi! My name is Ms. Lillie. I am thrilled to begin a new adventure this year as McGee’s Curriculum Coach!! We are going to have a year filled with lots of learning and great times. 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 as well as directed a Charter school for 2 years then moved to first grade and have been teaching it ever since. This is my 23rd year teaching and I ABSOLUTELY LOVE IT!!
I have 3 children… well adult children now and a beautiful granddaughter, Sophia, that has my heart!! My oldest Thomas is 25 years old. He is in business and loves boating and fishing. My middle daughter is Kayla, 24 years old, and she is Sophia’s mom. My youngest is Amanda, 21 years old, attends App State Grad School (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 McGee’s Curriculum Coach this year!! 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
At their August meeting, the Johnston County Board of Education voted 4-3 to make face coverings required indoors in all Johnston County Public Schools campuses and on all buses for students, staff, and guests. This updated mask requirement is effective immediately.
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.