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Mrs. Melisa Putney

Welcome to AVID at Smithfield-Selma High School! 

The AVID program at Smithfield-Selma High School provides a unique opportunity for me to help students achieve their dreams.  Being a first-generation college student myself, I can relate to some of the challenges that my students face as they tackle higher level classes, plan for college and careers, and execute their plans to meet their goals. 

Attending college through the Teaching Fellows program, I graduated from UNC Charlotte in 1996 with my bachelor's degree of Arts in Elementary Education.  I have previously taught middle school in Stokes County and Forsyth County in North Carolina.  I have taught middle school science, math and AVID.  This is my ninth year of teaching in Johnston County and my first year as the coordinator at Smithfield-Selma High School.

I am a native of Stallings, North Carolina, but I have lived in Clayton for the last fifteen years with my husband (David), our children Sarah, Lauren and Charlie and our dog named Mr. Wiggles.  

In my freetime, I enjoy running and walking on the Neuse River trails and spending time with my family.  I love watching my son play soccer and my daughters participate in piano and band concerts.  We are members of Tippett's Chapel Church in Clayton, and I teach the 4-6 grade Sunday School class there.

I look forward to working with you to achieve great things this year!

  

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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 www.johnston.k12.nc.us/busdelays 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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