Jeff Contos

Phone: 919-553-1977

Email:

Degrees and Certifications:

B.A. Advertising/PR - University of Central Florida M.S. Library Science - East Carolina University

Jeff Contos

 

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I started out my professional life as an advertising copywriter but quickly realized I needed a more meaningful path. My quest brought me to the classroom in 2001 and eventually to the River Dell media center in 2008.

My primary mission as Media Specialist is to equip students with the skills necessary to successfully navigate the media-saturated world in which we now live. I also provide tech support, orchestrate book fairs, track inventories, meet with vendors...the list goes on.

Together, students and I ask questions such as What information sources do I use and when? How can I sense accuracy and truth in a message? What tools and services best address a given need? How can I produce as well as consume content? 

The RDE Media Center is where we read books, create content, express opinions, research solutions, explore the world. It's a fascinating journey that teaches me as much as it does my students.

JCPS Announcements

School Announcements

  • JCPS Summer Meal Information

    Johnston County Public Schools School Nutrition Services will be offering free meals during the summer months to children and teens 18 and younger through USDA Food and Nutrition Services. Schools serving free summer meals include Cooper Elementary, Micro Elementary, Selma Elementary, and West Smithfield Elementary.

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  • Missing or Damaged Library Books

    Every summer many students go off on vacation before turning in all of their library books. We encourage students and their families to bring in missing library books over the summer as soon as the items are found to prevent possible loss or damage and to allow the media center to complete the end-of-the-year inventory. Click here to view your library account status to see if you have any overdue/missing items.

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  • 2019 reIGNITE - Continuing the Conversation

    Are you interested in attending two days of teacher-driven and directed collaboration and learning? JCPS is kicking the year off right and offering reIGNITE at Cleveland High School on August 12 and 13, 2019.

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  • Awards & EOG Information

    Please follow theses procedures to help with parking and traffic in the front of our building run smoother. If you are picking your child up in carpool, please do not line up before 3:15pm. This will allow our parents who are coming to the 2pm performance and grade level awards to leave and not be blocked in by cars lining up for carpool. Also, if you are coming to a performance and grade level award presentation, please do not park in the back bus parking lot; you will need to park at the front of the school and come in to get a visitor pass. And finally, I wanted to let all of the parents of our 3rd through 5th grade students. You will receive information about EOG scores in writing no later than this Wednesday, May 22nd.

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  • School Picture Procedures for Thursday, May 9th

    On Thursday, May 9th at 2:30pm, The entire RDE Staff and Student Body will be celebrating 15 years of River Dell education by participating in a school wide picture taken by a drone camera in our front parking lot. This is something special being done for the staff and students. When complete the picture will be displayed in the school for others to see. Please click below to learn more about the school wide picture:

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