Degrees and Certifications:
It is a great pleasure to be a fifth grade teacher at MCES. I have a teaching degree from Saginaw Valley State University. My first degree was a bachelor of science in health and rehabilitation from Central Michigan University. I have been teaching for 17years, all at MCES.
I have been living in NC for 17 years. I am originally from the great state of Michigan. I enjoy all sports, both playing them and watching them. I coach softball in addition to teaching my class.
I hope you all have a wonderful summer break. Stay safe and remember we will get through this.
Coming August 2021
There have been significant changes to the Strong Schools NC toolkit that affects the quarantine procedures our staff and students must follow if they are exposed to a positive case of COVID-19. Any student or staff member who is currently quarantined due to an exposure of a positive COVID-19 case may return to school or work tomorrow, unless the close contact is a housemate. We are able to make this adjustment because our district requires masks for all students, staff, and guests.
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.