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

  • Racerthon Update

    Due to impending weather we are moving our Race date up ONE DAY to Thursday, November 7th. Grade level run times will be the same. Please join us in cheering on our students as they take part in our Racerthon Fun Run! Run times: Thursday NOV 7th. Pre-K, EC, Kindergarten & 1st grade will run from 9:30 to 10:30am 2nd & 3rd grades will run from 11:30 to 12:30pm 4th & 5th grades will run from 1:30 to 2:30pm

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  • CogAT Information

    During the weeks of November 13-22, third grade students in Johnston County will be administered the Cognitive Abilities Test. The purpose of this test is to give the teachers and administrators additional information to help assess the educational needs of your child. Our testing dates will be November 13, 14, and 15th. Please read the letter below for more information.

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  • River Dell Racerthon

    We're raising money to fund several school improvement projects. These projects include technology, instructional supplies, cafeteria tables, playground equipment, etc. Please click on the links below to learn more about our Racerthon.

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  • National Walk to School Day

    We will have a walk to school event on Wednesday, October 2nd. This is National Walk to School Day. We will meet at the gravel parking lot next to Harris Teeter between 7:30 a.m. and 7:45 a.m. We will begin walking to school as a group right after 7:45 a.m. If you would like your child to join us for this event, a parent or guardian must walk with them.

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  • BOG Testing for 3rd Grade

    Our 3rd grade students will take the Beginning-of-Grade 3 (BOG3) English Language Arts/Reading Test to establish a baseline measure of beginning skills. The test will be administered on Tuesday, September 10th. Please read the letter below for more information:

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