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
While face masks are still required in all of our indoor facilities, students, staff, and guests of our campuses are no longer required to wear a face covering when outdoors. Students and staff may continue to wear masks when participating in recess or outdoor activities if they choose to do so.
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.