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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Information on social distancing in school settings has been recently updated by the NC Department of Health and Human Services (NCDHHS). Upon receiving information from the NCDHHS, we consulted with the Johnston County Public Health Department on the impact these updates will have on our school system. This ongoing collaboration continues to guide our decision-making as students return to classrooms for in-person instruction.
As students in grades K-5 begin returning to school, the curbside locations for free meals will now be located at each middle and high school. The curbside meal locations at our elementary schools will end on Friday, Oct. 2 and will open at the middle and high schools on Monday, Oct. 5.
The Johnston County Board of Education approved a back to school plan at a special called session on Thursday, Sept. 25.
Progress Report dates will be shared by individual schools. It is essential to activate PowerSchool Parent Portal in order to review your child’s academic progress, school attendance, and to stay informed...