Welcome to Ms. Holmes' ELA Class 2019-2020!

Ms. Debra Holmes

Phone: 919-369-2769


Degrees and Certifications:

B.S. in Elementary Education-Barton College, 1998 MAEd. in Elementary Education-East Carolina University, 2001 National Board Certification in Reading/Language Arts, 2004 Academically/Intellectually Gifted Certification, 2001 Certification in Middle School English Language Arts, 2013 First Year Teacher of the Year in Johnston County, 1998 Fulbright Scholar, Japan Fulbright Memorial Teacher Fund Program, 2007

Ms. Debra Holmes

Welcome to my classroom! I am thrilled to be your child's 7th Grade ELA teacher this year! This is my 25th year of teaching and my 9th year at RMS. I previously taught grades 4-6 at both Selma Elementary and Selma Middle. I live at Lake Gaston with my husband Todd and cat Daisy. I enjoy fishing, kayaking, attending Canes hockey games (Go Canes!), and of course, curling up with a good book. I am a JoCo girl at heart, having been born and raised in Smithfield, and am a proud graduate of North Johnston High School. 

I look forward to working with my students and parents during the 2019-2020 school year!

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  • Graduation Ceremony Information

    At this time, all traditional high school graduations are still planned for May 29. Graduation ceremonies for Johnston County Early College Academy and Johnston County Career and Technical Leadership Academy will now take place on May 16th, rather than the original date of May 15th.

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  • Board of Education Budget Work Session set for April 27

    The Johnston County Board of Education will hold a budget work session on Tuesday, April 27. The meeting will begin at 5:00 p.m. and be held in the Evander Simpson Building in Smithfield.

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