Degrees and Certifications:
B.A. Advertising/PR - University of Central Florida M.S. Library Science - East Carolina University
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.
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.
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.
We are happy to report that buses and carpool are running more smoothly each day, and we want to say thank you for your patience. Please remember that K-2 car riders will begin to load at 3:50 and 3-5 car riders will begin to load at 4:00. It is very important for the safety of our students that all cars picking up students have an official RDE carpool tag.
We are very excited to welcome our 1st through 5th grade students and their families back to school at our Open House event tomorrow night, Thursday, August 19th. Students whose last names begin with the letters L-Z are scheduled to visit their classrooms and meet their teachers from 4:00-5:00pm. Students whose last names begin with the letters A-K are scheduled to visit their classrooms and meet their teachers from 5:30-6:30pm.
We are excited to welcome students back to our buildings full time beginning Monday, August 23. We look forward to a wonderful school year for all. Throughout the school year you will receive many important messages from our ConnectEd system. Tonight, I would like to share a few reminders with you about our Board of Education’s decision to require face coverings in our buildings.
Our yearbooks are finally here! Students that purchased a yearbook will receive it during orientation on August 19th. It will be in your child's classroom. Students attending Thanksgiving Elementary or Archer Lodge Middle will receive the yearbook at their current school.