Phone: (919) 553-1977
Degrees and Certifications:
Bachelor of Arts in Elementary Education Bachelor of Science in Business Administration AIG Credential through Johnston County
Welcome to fifth grade! My name is Marlen Simon, and I was born and raised in Germany. I graduated from the University of South Carolina with a BA in Elementary Education. I am excited to start my sixth year at River Dell Elementary school. I will be teaching fifth grade science and social studies focused writing. My teammates are Mrs. Erika Smith (reading) and Mrs. Michelle Gates (math). I love being a part of the Racer family and am looking forward to an exciting year of learning. The best way to communicate with me is through email or Class Dojo.
Johnston County Public Schools is now offering a Substitute Teacher Temporary Incentive Pay Plan for substitutes.
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.
RDE has 4 vacancies on our Parent Advisory Council. Parent Advisory Members serve a 3-year term and meet quarterly with the principal discussing school policy, procedures, school improvement goals, and other items related to creating a positive relationship between the school and the community and families we serve.
We wanted to update all of our morning carpool families, as well as our morning walkers. All students will now enter at the main entrance in the very front of the school rather than at the glass hallways. At this time we do not have staff available to monitor the glass hallway entrances, and safety is our first priority. This will begin for all tomorrow, October 5th.