Phone: 919-359-2769 ext. 4785
Degrees and Certifications:
Mrs. Melisa Putney
Welcome to AVID at Riverwood Middle School!
The AVID program at Riverwood Middle School is 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.
Attending college through the Teaching Fellows program, I graduated from UNC Charlotte in 1996 with my bachelor's degree of Science in Elementary Education. I have previously taught middle school in Stokes County and Forsyth County in North Carolina. This is my eighth year of teaching in Johnston County.
I am native of Stallings, North Carolina, but I have lived in Clayton for the last fourteen 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!
Virtual Office Hours
Monday-Friday 9-11 AM
Appointments can be made via email for other times during the week
Google Meets will be posted in Google Classroom each week
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.
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.