Mrs. Westerbeck

Phone: 919-533-1977


Degrees and Certifications:

Bachelors Degree from Edinboro University of Pennsylvania in elementary education and a minor in early childhood education

Mrs. Westerbeck

Hello.  My name is Tammy Westerbeck.  I am a 5th grade ELA/Social Studies teacher.  This is my 20th year of teaching elementary school in North Carolina.  After graduating from Edinboro University of Pennsylvania, I moved down south to begin my teaching career. I have taught every grade at one point from PreK to 6th.   This will be my 5th year at River Dell Elementary teaching 5th grade.  My goal as a teacher is to make every child feel loved and accomplished.  All of the children I work with are cared for like I would care for my own 4 children.  Teaching is my passion and I strive to be the best teacher that I can be each and every day.  

JCPS Announcements

School Announcements

  • Volunteers Needed

    River Dell PTA will be having a Holiday Lunch for the Teachers and Staff and are looking for donations to help with the lunch. Please have all items to the office by Wednesday Dec 12th. Desserts, please have to the school by 9am Friday Dec. 14th. Thank you for your help making this a successful lunch. Click on the link below to sign up!

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  • River Dell Chorus to Perform at Christmas Tree Lighting

    River Dell Chorus will be performing at the Flowers Plantation Christmas Tree Lighting on Saturday, December 1st. Please click on the flier below for more information:

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  • CogAT Information for 3rd Grade

    During the weeks of November 26-December 7, 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. Please on the links below to learn more information.

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  • Remind 101 for Cafeteria Updates

    A Remind 101 page has been created for the RDE cafeteria. This page will be updated daily with information about the menu, the national days and weeks we will be celebrating in the cafeteria, and vital information for teachers and parents about lunch accounts. Here’s the link:

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  • Parent Night: Standards Based Teaching & Learning

    We had a parent information night on Standards Based Teaching and Learning planned for September 20th. Due to the hurricane and its impact on our schedules, we have had to postpone that meeting. We now have the rescheduled date. We will have our parent night on Standards Based Teaching and Learning on Tuesday, October 16th from 6pm to 7pm in our cafeteria. We will also have our PTA share some very important information at the beginning of that meeting as well.

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