Degrees and Certifications:

Mrs. Kim Nappier

Kimberlee J. Nappier,M.Ed

National Board Certified Teacher

School Counselor

 Best wishes for a safe and relaxing summer and we'll see you in August!

2021-2022 will be my 20th school year at Riverwood Middle School and my 23rd year overall as a school counselor. I am a 1998 graduate of UNC-Wilmington with a Bachelor of Arts in Elementary Education. The following year, I earned my Masters of Education Degree in School Counseling, K-12. I also earned my National Board Certification in 2005 in the area of Guidance and School Counseling, K-12. I'm pleased to announce that I earned my re-certification on my National Boards in November 2014!

I have been married to my husband Jason, a Clayton native, for 17 years and we have two energetic and amazing children, Tucker age 13 and Jillian age 10. In my "free" time, I enjoy vacationing at the beach, gardening and reading.

My door is always open to you! Please contact me anytime I can be of assistance to you or your family!


Check out this helpful link about supporting your teen´s mental health:

Riverwood Middle School's Student Services Mission Statement:

The mission of the Riverwood Middle School Student Services Department is to promote the academic, personal, social and career development of all students through a comprehensive, student-centered program. Our goal is to work with students throughout the year to help them be successful! The objectives outlined in the Johnston County Guidance Program function as our guide in program planning as we strive to respond to the needs of every child during their educational experience.

Confidentiality Statement:

Things discussed with your Riverwood Counselors will be kept confidential as required by ethical standards. There are situations when we are required to release information: If a student is at risk of being abused or neglected, a counselor would be required to report that information to the appropriate agency to assure the safety of the child. If a student presents an imminent risk of serious injury to himself/herself or of another person, the counselor would take action to assure safety to the student and/or other person's safety.

Mrs. Nappier's other responsibilities and activities at Riverwood Middle School:

Please note that Mrs. Nappier is also involved with the following programs at RMS:

Bullying Prevention, Career Counseling, Coordinator of Angel Tree, Crisis Team Management, Cumulative Records, Early College, Enrollment, EOG testing, 504 Coordinator, Fast Track, Field Testing, Individual and Group Counseling, High School Registration, Holiday Assistance for Families, Silent Partners, Homeless Services, Homebound Services, Classroom Guidance, Parent Nights, PBIS, Child Abuse/Neglect Concerns, and Withdrawals.

If I can every assist you, please contact me at
919 359-2769 or email me at



Duke TIP - Current 7th grade students

Parents, your current 7th grade student may be eligible for the Duke TIP program.

Your child must meet these criteria:

*Scored at or above the 95 percentile on the 2016 or 2017 NC End of Grade Test (5th grade or 6th grade) in either reading or math.

Students meeting these eligibility requirements will receive a packet of information from their homeroom teacher. If you are unsure if your child qualifies, please do not hesitate to contact me or my co-counselor Heather Lowe.


Duke TIP Students...get ready for your upcoming SAT or ACT. Check out my useful links to the top left. I have added websites for SAT practice. For more information about Duke TIP go to

Homework Help

“Did you do your homework?” Instead of asking your child this question, try posing one of these questions…

· What information do you need to do this assignment?

· Where are you going to look for it?

· Where do you think you should begin?

· What do you need to do next?

· Can you describe how you’re going to solve this problem?

· How did you solve this problem?

· What did you try that didn’t work?

· Why does this answer seem right to you?

· Tell me more about…


Report Card Tips

Meet privately with your child without distractions. Your child deserves your attention without interruptions. Be sure you allow enough time for a relaxed conversation.

Ask your child to tell you about what he/she has learned this marking period in each subject.

Ask your child to tell you how the report card grade was determined. Tests? Homework? Projects? Class participation?

Ask your child to tell you if he/she is satisfied with the grade. If not, help your child create concrete steps to improve the grade. Ask yourself what you can do to help your child follow through.

Review other indicators on the report card such as conduct, teachers’ comments, absences and tardies. Listen to your child’s explanation of each indicator.

Discuss your child’s goals for the next grading period. Are the goals reasonable and challenging?

Help your child plan his or her next steps. Should you and your child talk with the teacher to discuss concerns, explain new goals or ask for the teacher’s suggestions? Are changes needed in your child’s study habits at home? Is your child interested in learning more about certain topics? If so, what can you do to help?

When praise is in order, let your child know you are proud of his or her efforts. When changes must be made, let your child know that you will help. Leave the discussion with a firm understanding of everyone’s next steps.

Solid Foundation, Copyright 2008, Academic Development Institute

JCPS Announcements

  • Class of 2022 Graduation Dates

    Johnston County Public Schools is pleased to announce graduation ceremony dates for our traditional high schools for the 2021-2022 school year. For questions regarding a specific ceremony, please contact the specific school.

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  • 2022 Growth Needs Update

    Johnston County Public Schools Chief of Facilities and Construction Brooks Moore presented the 2022 Growth Needs Update to the Johnston County Board of Education at their March meeting.

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  • JCPS to Utilize New Website for Bus Updates

    Our district is launching a new portion of our website to further communicate bus delays and replacements with our families. We encourage those who have a student who utilizes our transportation to get to or from school to visit for updates on our school bus routes beginning Tuesday, January 18.

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  • JC Board of Education approves 2022 JCPS salary schedule

    The Johnston County Board of Education voted unanimously to approve the 2022 Johnston County Public Schools salary schedule at their regularly scheduled Dec. 14 meeting.

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