Degrees and Certifications:
Licensure in Elementary Education from East Carolina University Master of Divinity in Christian Education from The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary B.S. in Business Management from Virginia Commonwealth University
Mrs. Kellie Abernathy
Hello! I am excited to be teaching your student this year. This is my eleventh year teaching kindergarten at McGee's Crossroads Elementary. Before coming to McGee's I worked at Cleveland Elementary and West View Elementary as a Teacher Assistant for seven years. I've been married 29 years and I have a daughter and son who both recently graduated from ASU. I enjoy spending time with my family at the lake, walking/hiking, and I'm very active with my church. I'm looking forward to a great year.
Our district is launching a new portion of our website to further communicate bus delays and replacements with our families. We encourage those who have a student who utilizes our transportation to get to or from school to visit www.johnston.k12.nc.us/busdelays for updates on our school bus routes beginning Tuesday, January 18.
North Carolina schools are required to administer ACCESS for ELLs 2.0 to all students identified as English Learners (ELs) in the spring of each year to determine their progress in learning English. Each student is tested in four areas: Listening, Speaking, Reading, and Writing. This assessment helps us monitor their English language development.
Our district is continuing to follow the guidance and recommendations from the Johnston County Public Health Department, the CDC, and the Strong Schools NC Toolkit, and we will now adhere to a 5 day quarantine period for students or staff members who tests positive for COVID-19. This is a change from the previous 10 day quarantine time.
Johnston County Public Schools is participating in the Test to Stay Program, a voluntary study with Duke University and the ABC Collaborative. Due to that participation our students now have more options if they are deemed a close contact to a positive COVID-19 case while at school.
The Johnston County Board of Education voted unanimously to approve the 2022 Johnston County Public Schools salary schedule at their regularly scheduled Dec. 14 meeting.