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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The Johnston County Board of Education voted to return all Pre-K and EC-Self Contained students to Plan B, four days per week, beginning on Tuesday, Jan. 19. These students will participate in face-to-face instruction on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday, with Wednesday serving as a remote learning day. All other students in grades K-12 will remain on Plan C until Monday, Feb. 1.
Due to Johnston County being designated a “red” county by the NCDHHS, as well as increased quarantines and COVID cases in the school district as reflected on our dashboard, the Johnston County Board of Education voted to have ALL students, including Pre-K and EC self contained, return to remote learning under Plan C, beginning Monday, December 14 through Friday, January 15. Unless the remote learning period is extended beyond January 15th, students will return to the plan that they chose on the Second Semester Choice form on Tuesday, January 19.
On December 8th 2020, the Johnston County School Board of Education voted to return to Plan C (Remote Learning), we would like to provide an update to parents and guardians of options to complete state-mandated End-of-Course (EOC) and Career/Technical Education Post Assessment testing.