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
10:40-12:15 Block 1 (Reading/Math)
1:25-2:55 Block 2 (Reading/Math)
2:55-3:45 Science/Social Studies
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Thank you to everyone who attempted to come out and enjoy the Mudcats game on Friday, April 12th. Since it was canceled due to storms, your tickets are still good. They are redeemable at any game this season. Please keep your electronic file and/or paper tickets and take them to the box office at the stadium and they will be exchanged for another game this season.
The RDE PTA is looking for new faces to hold Officer/Chair Board Positions for the upcoming 2019-2020 school year. These positions are open due to current board members having either exhausted their term or will be moving on to middle school. The current board is made up of a variety of positions from the President, 3 VP positions, Treasure and several Chairs. This year we are looking for Parents who are interested in holding the President, Treasurer, VP Fundraising and a variety of Chair positions.
This year for our 3-5 STEM Night we would like to invite our wonderful community of Scientists, Engineers, Mathematicians, and Technology Professionals into our school to present their knowledge, talents, and/or careers to our upper grade students and their families. We are in search of any River Dell Families or Friends of our school community that may have a willingness to volunteer about 2 hours in the evening on March 28th to share their passion/career in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math with our upper grade students. For more information, please click the link below: