Degrees and Certifications:
Mrs. Laura Burke
Hi! Welcome to 6th grade ELA. I'm Laura Burke and this is my 22nd year teaching. I was born and raised in Connecticut and went to Lynchburg College in Va where I joint majored in Psychology and Special Education. I recieved my National Board Certification for Teaching in 2009. In 2013 I earned my M.Ed in reading. I love teaching middle school and being able to share my love for reading with my students.
Please visit my site for weekly updated information.
Google Classroom Codes
I will post all lessons and assignments in Google Classroom. If you have questions or concerns, please email me.
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 www.johnston.k12.nc.us/busdelays for updates on our school bus routes beginning Tuesday, January 18.
North Carolina schools are required to administer ACCESS for ELLs 2.0 to all students identified as English Learners (ELs) in the spring of each year to determine their progress in learning English. Each student is tested in four areas: Listening, Speaking, Reading, and Writing. This assessment helps us monitor their English language development.
Our district is continuing to follow the guidance and recommendations from the Johnston County Public Health Department, the CDC, and the Strong Schools NC Toolkit, and we will now adhere to a 5 day quarantine period for students or staff members who tests positive for COVID-19. This is a change from the previous 10 day quarantine time.
Johnston County Public Schools is participating in the Test to Stay Program, a voluntary study with Duke University and the ABC Collaborative. Due to that participation our students now have more options if they are deemed a close contact to a positive COVID-19 case while at school.
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.