Degrees and Certifications:
Bachelors Degree in Elementary Education with minor in Psychology
Hi! I am so excited to be a part of the River Dell Family. We have a fun year ahead full of lots of new adventures. This will mark my eighteenth year of teaching. I graduated from the University of North Carolina at Wilmington with a degree in Elementary Education. I believe that every child learns in his/her own way and has the opportunity to experience all of life’s adventures. My goal is to help your child reach his/her full potential and help instill a love for learning.
Welcome to Kindergarten! We are going to have a GREAT year!
Daily Schedule 2020-2021
8:45-9:00 Morning Work
9:00-9:30 Morning Meeting
9:30-10:00 Whole Group Literacy
10:30-10:45 Read Aloud
12:00 - 1:00 Literacy Centers
3:15-3:45 Science/Social Studies (Unit)
3:50 Prepare for Dismissal
3:55 Dismissal to locations
Every JCPS parent must fill out the Second Semester Choice form to choose either the Virtual Program OR face-to-face instruction for each of their students. The Second Semester Choice form is to be filled out for ALL students in grades PreK-12. If a child is going to participate in face-to-face instruction for the second semester, the parent will be asked to fill out transportation information for the student in the form. A form for each student should be completed by Nov. 30.
Information on social distancing in school settings has been recently updated by the NC Department of Health and Human Services (NCDHHS). Upon receiving information from the NCDHHS, we consulted with the Johnston County Public Health Department on the impact these updates will have on our school system. This ongoing collaboration continues to guide our decision-making as students return to classrooms for in-person instruction.
Carpool Reminders:You can use both lanes in our two lane road as you enter our carpool to help balance out the line. We want to make sure we do not have any cars out on Buffalo Rd. Mr. Jewett will be at the top helping to direct traffic and alternating the cars; so if you see one line is longer than the other, you can switch lanes carefully to balance out the lines.
For our kindergarten families who have students returning for face-to-face instruction, our cohort 1 students will be coming to school on Monday, October 5th and Tuesday, October 6th. Our cohort 2 students will be coming to school on Thursday, October 8th and Friday, October 9th. For families driving your students to school, our drop-off begins at 8:30am. We will be taking student temperatures before they exit the vehicle. Some of our kindergarten staff did an amazing job putting together a video of what that process is going to look like.