Degrees and Certifications:
Bachelor of Science in Physical Education and Health Education from West Virginia University. New Jersey and North Carolina Pre-Kindergarten- Grade 12 License American Heart Association First Aid, CPR, AED certified
Ms. Nancy Shafer
Hi! Welcome to Glendale-Kenly Elementary Health and Physical Education! This is my 2nd year year at Glendale-Kenly Elementary School and my 19th year teaching PK-5 Health and Physical Education.
I am orginally from New Jersey where I grew up in a magical lake community. I had many sports available to me especially in the summer. This is where I decided that teaching elementary physical education & health was what I really wanted to pursue as a career. After 4 great years at West Virginia University, I went back home to New Jersey where I taught PE and health for 8 years as well as coached swimming and basketball.
I am a mom to 3 sons, 2 daughter-in-laws, and 2 granddaughters. I enjoy sewing sweet dresses and quilts for the girls, but also home accessories with my small sewing business--Creative Custom Sewing. I also try to play as much tennis as I can!
All students will have an opportunity for PE. Cohort 1 students will have PE either on Monday or Tuesday. Cohort 2 students will have PE on Thursday or Friday. Virtual students learning at home, will access PE on the GKE PE Google Classroom of your grade level.
A special called session of Johnston County Board of Education has been called for Thursday, July 29 at 5:00 p.m. in the Evander Simpson Building in Smithfield. The open session portions of the meeting and all announcements will be accessible to the public via the livestream available online.
The deadline is quickly approaching for Johnston County Public Schools families who need transportation for their students during the 2021-2022 school year. Students who will be attending Early College or Career Technical Leadership Academy, which will begin on August 2nd, have until July 22nd to request transportation. Students who will begin school on August 23rd have until August 2nd to request transportation. This date is for all other JCPS Schools on the traditional school calendar.
While face masks are still required in all of our indoor facilities, students, staff, and guests of our campuses are no longer required to wear a face covering when outdoors. Students and staff may continue to wear masks when participating in recess or outdoor activities if they choose to do so.
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.