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I look forward to seeing everyone in August! Stay safe and healthy and have a great summer!
Hello! Welcome to Third Grade! I have been teaching for eleven years, and this will be my seventh year teaching third grade. I LOVE working with third graders - they have so much energy and enthusiasm!
Teaching is where my heart is, and I am thankful every day for the opportunity to work with the students here at West Clayton Elementary. My greatest wish is for each of my students to know they are valued, to instill in them a love of learning, and to encourage them to always keep their natural sense of wonder and curiosity about the world around them.
Some additional information about myself:
Family: I am blessed to have an amazing and supportive husband of 27 years. Together we have raised two wonderful children. We also have a beautiful granddaughter. We have made our home in Clayton since 1993.
Education: I received a Bachelor of Science degree in Horticultural Science and Landscape Design from NC State University. After marrying and starting a family, I made the decision to stay home and raise our children. I was a preschool teacher for many years while our son and daughter were in elementary school. Later I earned my Post Baccalaureate in Elementary Education (K-6th Grade) through East Carolina University.
Hobbies and interests: When I have time I enjoy hiking, gardening, reading and crochet. My favorite place to be is either on the beach, hiking in the mountains, or working in my garden (as you can tell, I like being outdoors). I enjoy puzzles, playing cards, and all kinds of crafts. My favorite color is pink. I definitely have a sweet tooth - My favorite candies are caramels, fruity chewy candies, and of course....chocolate!!
I look forward to meeting all of my students! It's going to be an exciting year!
Johnston County Public Schools will hold a Virtual Job Fair on Wednesday, April 21. The event will be held in a Zoom Conference format from 2:00 p.m.- 6:00 p.m. Candidates will have the opportunity to meet with various school principals about career opportunities in each of the district’s 47 schools.
New guidance given to schools in the Strong Schools NC Public Health toolkit states that daily temperature and symptom screening questions prior to entry are no longer required. We will no longer screen individuals who enter JCPS facilities for COVID-19 symptoms. This begins on Monday, April 5 for all staff and on Monday, April 12 for students upon their return from spring break.
The online application for the Johnston County Public Schools Preschool Program is now available. Parents who are interested in the JCPS Preschool Program are encouraged to apply early, as availability is on a first come, first served basis. The application window closes on June 30th.
Johnston County Public Schools has updated its plan to mark senior milestones, including prom and graduation while adhering to guidance from the Johnston County Public Health Department and the CDC in regards to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.
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