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I am Marie Simmons and I have been a preschool Speech/Language Pathologist for over 25 years. I specialize in preschool speech/language development, oral motor planning disorders, and developmental delays.
I am happy to say that I am starting my 14th year in Johnston County Schools. I enjoy working with the staff and the students throughout the county.
I am originally from New Jersey, but I've been here for 33 years y'all. I got my B.S. degree in Speech Pathology from ECU in 1985 and my M.S. degree in Speech Pathology from UNC-CH in 1986.
I have been married to my best friend, Mark for over 33 years. We have three children, John a Grad from Appalachian State, and twins Catie and Emily who are grads from NCSU and ECU. People always ask what I like to do in my spare time and my answer is "What is spare time?"
The Johnston County Board of Education will hold a special session on Tuesday, Aug. 27. The closed session meeting will begin at 6:00 p.m. and be held in the Evander Simpson Building in Smithfield.
Johnston County Public Schools will begin using Here Comes the Bus in the 2019-2020 school year! Here Comes the Bus is a school bus tracking app that gives parents real-time bus location information and alerts to get students to the bus stop on time. The app is expected to roll out by the first day of school, August 26...
The Johnston County Education Foundation has changed its grant process from a three cycle a year process, to a once a year process. The grant deadline will now be November 15th each year and Grant Patrol will be held on the first Wednesday of December.
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