Degrees and Certifications:
B.A. Elementary Education National Board Certified Teacher
Mrs. Tonya Painter
I was born and raised in the wonderful state of North Carolina. At the age of five, loving learning and my kindergraten teacher,Mrs. Hunt, at Garner Elementary School, I decided I wanted to be a teacher. I continued to enjoy school and never changed my mind about what I wanted to be when I grew up. I graduated from Clayton High School and began studying Elementary Education at East Carolina University. After college graduation, I began teaching in Johnston County and have been here ever since. This will be my nineteenth year teaching. I am married to my high school sweetheart and we have a middle school aged son.
At this time, all traditional high school graduations are still planned for May 29. Graduation ceremonies for Johnston County Early College Academy and Johnston County Career and Technical Leadership Academy will now take place on May 16th, rather than the original date of May 15th.
The Johnston County Board of Education will hold a budget work session on Tuesday, April 27. The meeting will begin at 5:00 p.m. and be held in the Evander Simpson Building in Smithfield.