I hope you all have a wonderful summer vacation! Hopefully, we will be back to normal without a mask in August.
Degrees and Certifications:
BS Degree in Elementary Education from East Carolina University
Mrs. Lisa Underwood
Welcome to my McGees Crossroads Elementary (MCES) website! My name is Lisa Underwood, and I am a second grade teacher. I have been teaching for 23+ years. I began my teaching career in Greenville, North Carolina shortly before graduation from East Carolina University. I graduated with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Elementary Education, with a concentration in Child Studies. I worked two years at South Greenville Elementary while teaching second and third grade. During those two years, I met my soon-to-be-husband, who resided in Wake County, so I moved to begin planning our wedding. We were married in July 1999, and as soon as we returned from our honeymoon, I was hired at McGees Crossroads Elementary to start the 1999-2000 school year. My husband, Wayne and I have two healthy, smart, and beautiful girls. They both attend/ed Johnston County Public Schools and are very successful academically and athletically. Our older daughter, attends Appalachian State University and is on the dean's list (all A's). Our younger daughter will be attending West Johnston in the fall and plans to play 3 sports.
In my free time, I love going to Lake Gaston at our family home wake surfing, wake boarding, water skiing, snow skiing in the mountains and cooking. As a family we also enjoy playing golf together, attending church, going to football games, watching our daughter play club soccer and traveling. Family time is extremely important to my husband and I. I am not one for sitting still for very long and neither are our girls. As we see it, we get one chance at parenting and raising our children, getting them involved on teams, clubs, and at church. Therefore, we are giving it all we have while we have them under our roof!
This is going to be an awesome school year and I look forward to getting to know each of my students and their parents.
Yours in education,
Mrs. Lisa Underwood
The deadline is quickly approaching for Johnston County Public Schools families who need transportation for their students during the 2021-2022 school year. Students who will be attending Early College or Career Technical Leadership Academy, which will begin on August 2nd, have until July 22nd to request transportation. Students who will begin school on August 23rd have until August 2nd to request transportation. This date is for all other JCPS Schools on the traditional school calendar.
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.