Mrs. Jennifer Welch

Phone: 919-553-1977


Degrees and Certifications:

Bachelors in Child Development, Florida State University Elementary Education, Florida Southern College AIG credentials

Mrs. Jennifer Welch

Hi!  My name is Jennifer Welch, and I'm excited to be your child's teacher this school year.  I will be teaching math and science, and Mrs. Leslie Smith will be your child's ELA and social studies teacher.  This is my first year at River Dell Elementary, and my 6th year teaching in Johnston County.  In additon to 4th grade I have taught K, 1st, and 2nd grades, and have 11 years of teaching experience.  I also have my AIG credentials.  

My husband, Jason, and I are both from FL and attended Florida State University together.  We moved to Clayton in 2011 from Savannah, GA.  We have two girls - Peyton is in 8th grade, and Taylor is in 3rd grade.  Our two black labs, Jeb and Jackson, complete our crew.  Our girls are both very active with softball, and we love watching them play.  

Odds & Ends:  My favorite color is red, and I love to read!  I collect things with anchors and arrows.  I love monograms, and mason jars.  The mountains are my favorite place to visit, and our family loves camping and spending time outdoors.  We also love sports, and playing with the dogs. 

My classroom is my "happy place", and I'm looking forward to a fun and fabulous school year!  Go Racers!



  • 8:30-9:00 Morning Work (Tardy Bell at 8:55)

    9:00-9:55 Science/Social Studies

    9:55-10:35 Enhancements

    10:40-12:15 Block 1 (Reading/Math)

    12:15-12:45 Recess

    12:50-1:20 Lunch

    1:25-2:55 Block 2 (Reading/Math)

    2:55-3:45 Science/Social Studies

    3:45 Dismissal



JCPS Announcements

School Announcements

  • Volunteers Needed

    River Dell PTA will be having a Holiday Lunch for the Teachers and Staff and are looking for donations to help with the lunch. Please have all items to the office by Wednesday Dec 12th. Desserts, please have to the school by 9am Friday Dec. 14th. Thank you for your help making this a successful lunch. Click on the link below to sign up!

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  • River Dell Chorus to Perform at Christmas Tree Lighting

    River Dell Chorus will be performing at the Flowers Plantation Christmas Tree Lighting on Saturday, December 1st. Please click on the flier below for more information:

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  • CogAT Information for 3rd Grade

    During the weeks of November 26-December 7, third grade students in Johnston County will be administered the Cognitive Abilities Test. The purpose of this test is to give the teachers and administrators additional information to help assess the educational needs of your child. Please on the links below to learn more information.

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  • Remind 101 for Cafeteria Updates

    A Remind 101 page has been created for the RDE cafeteria. This page will be updated daily with information about the menu, the national days and weeks we will be celebrating in the cafeteria, and vital information for teachers and parents about lunch accounts. Here’s the link:

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  • Parent Night: Standards Based Teaching & Learning

    We had a parent information night on Standards Based Teaching and Learning planned for September 20th. Due to the hurricane and its impact on our schedules, we have had to postpone that meeting. We now have the rescheduled date. We will have our parent night on Standards Based Teaching and Learning on Tuesday, October 16th from 6pm to 7pm in our cafeteria. We will also have our PTA share some very important information at the beginning of that meeting as well.

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