About Teacher

Phone: 919-894-7161


Degrees and Certifications:

B.A. Elementary Education National Board Certified Teacher

Mrs. Tonya Painter

Hello Third Grader! 

My name is Mrs. Painter and I am excited to be your  3rd grade Homeroom, English Language Arts and Social Studies teacher this school year.  You are going to enjoy being a THIRD GRADER! We are going to read, write, problem solve and discover. You are going to learn a lot this year.  I know you’re ready! I like to make school interesting and fun for you.

I am teaming this school year with Mrs. Carroll.  She is right across the hall.  She will be your Math and Science teacher.

What are you looking forward to learning this year?

About Mrs. Painter!  

I am from North Carolina and have lived here all my life. Teaching is my passion and as a little girl I knew I wanted to be a teacher. This will be my 20th year as a Johnston County Public Schools teacher. I am married to my high school sweetheart, Christian and together we have a 13 (almost 14) year old son, Aaron. I also have a shih tzu named Penny and a tabby cat named Sydney. In my spare time I like to spend time outdoors and go on trips with family. 


School Subject: Reading

Games: Farkle and Scategories

Super Hero: Gamora from Guardians of the Galaxy

Cartoon Character: Mike Wazowski from Monsters Inc.

Toy (When I was a 3rd Grader):Barbies

Season: Fall 

Holidays: Christmas and Halloween

Colors: Lime Green and Purple

Pets: Dogs and Cats

Wild Animals: Polar Bears and Tigers

Sports Teams: West Johnston Wildcats, ECU Pirates and Carolina Panthers

Foods: Mexican, Chinese and Chocolate

Drinks: Water, Sweet Tea and Diet Dr. Pepper

Activities: Site Seeing, Reading and Hiking

Authors: Suzanne Collins, Chris Van Alllsburg, and Patricia Polacco

I can’t wait to get to know you!

Love, Mrs. Painter


Hello Parents!


I am looking forward to partnering with you this year to ensure a successful third grade year for your child! We will start out with virtual learning and then move into part time in-person learning.-Mrs. Painter


Supply List


1-refillable water bottle

1- backpack without wheels

1-large pencil pouch 

1-pair of earbuds or headphones

6-glue sticks

1- box of colored pencils

1-pair of scissors

36-#2 pencils

4-composition notebooks 

1- pack of fine point dry erase markers


2-sturdy plastic pocket folders

1-pack of erasers (cap or rectangular)

2-ink pens any color


Wish List



Clorox Wipes

Baby Wipes

Disinfectant Spray 


Rolls of paper towels

Ziploc Bags 


Hand Soap

Permanent Markers



Communication with Teacher

- ClassDojo for behavior and messages from Mrs. Painter.

- Email : tonyapainter@johnston.k12.nc.us 

- Contact me through your child’s agenda, communication folder, school website, or by phone 



Cohort A Students attend school in person Monday and Tuesday.

Cohort B Students attend school in person Thursday and Friday.


Bell Schedule:

8:55 am Tardy Bell

3:55 Dismissal

School Announcements

JCPS Announcements

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    We are sharing information regarding non-credible threats made against several of our high school campuses today via social media. It is important to our district to notify our families of anything that may cause widespread concern.

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    At their August meeting, the Johnston County Board of Education voted 4-3 to make face coverings required indoors in all Johnston County Public Schools campuses and on all buses for students, staff, and guests. This updated mask requirement is effective immediately.

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    The online application for the Johnston County Public Schools Preschool Program is now available. Parents who are interested in the JCPS Preschool Program are encouraged to apply early, as availability is on a first come, first served basis. The application window closes on June 30th.

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