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. I worked two years at South Greenville Elementary and taught second and third grade. During those two years, I met my soon-to-be-husband, who resided in Wake Co., so I moved to begin planning our wedding. We were married in July 1999, and as soon as I returned from my 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, musically and athletically.
In my free time, I love going to Lake Gaston at our family home wake surfing, wake boarding, skiing and cooking. As a family we also enjoy playing golf together, attending church, watching fall football games, club sooccer and traveling. Our two girls are very active so we are constantly on the move. Our younger daughter plays club soccer, basketball and soccer for MXMS. Our older daughter graduated from West Johnston High School 2020, and is a freshman at Appalachian State University where she plays in the marching band. 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!
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
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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.