Degrees and Certifications:
A little about Mrs. Griffin...
I received my BFA in Communication Arts (Illustration) and my Art K-12 Certification through East Carolina University. Beginning in 2001, I have taught Visual Art in North Carolina to grades K-8. I enjoy exploring new places and love the outdoors. To me, students should have fun creating art, while at the same time learning skills that will help them be successful throughout their lives.
A little about Art...
Visual arts are tangible creations that can be seen with our eyes. The visual arts include, but are not limited to, drawing, painting, weaving, printing, collage, mixed media, sculpture, and ceramics.
The goal of our Visual Arts Education Program is to help students achieve the following:
*Self-expression through art
*Recognition and appreciation of visual arts in the world around them
*Development of fine motor skills, critical thinking skills, problem solving skills, and spatial reasoning
*Improved academic performance
*Enhanced communication and social skills
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.