Phone: 919-934-7333 x5949


Degrees and Certifications:

BS Science Education [East Carolina University] NC 9-12 Comprehensive Science Certification NC K-12 AIG Certification AP Audit Approved Instructor

Ms. Heather Earp

Hi- I am a native of Johnston County and attended SSS before graduating from the NC School of Science and Math. After high school, I attended East Carolina University as a NC Teaching Fellow, where I obtained my BS degree in Science Education. This is my 20th year in the Science Department at West Johnston High School. I have been a Kenan Fellow through NCSU, completing research and curriculum development on Sustainable Forestry and Biotechnology, and obtained my NC K-12 AIG licensure through Campbell University.  I have also been a Reader for the AP Environmental Science exam since 2010, and a Table Leader for the exam since 2020.

Outside of school, I love to travel, and have traveled with WJ students since 2016. We will travel to Italy and Greece in Summer 2023. I spend most of my weekends and summers as a volunteer with Carolina Tiger Rescue, where I am a tour guide, summer camp counselor, and adoptive parent. I am also a weaver, and work as a crasftman in the NC State Fair's Village of Yesteryear. 


Ms. Earp :)


  • Welcome to the 22-23 school year!

    Fall 2022 Schedule:

     1st- Planning

    2nd- Honors Marine Science 

    3rd- Honors Biology

    4th- Honors Biology

    Spring 2023 Schedule:

     1st- AP Environmental Science 

    2nd- Planning 

    3rd- Honors Biology

    4th- AP Environmental Science   

    Contact Information:

    Contact via email:

    Contact via phone: 919-934-7333 x5949

    Tutoring Information:

    Need some extra help? I offer tutoring after school on Monday and Thursday afternoons 2:15- 2:45, with other days/times by prior appointment. 






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  • 2023 Student and Family Survey Information

    Johnston County Public Schools is committed to building well-rounded students and consistently improving our schools for greater student success. JCPS is participating in an opportunity to gather feedback on how we can better meet our goals of improving student success.  We are aware that families may want to preview the questions that will be asked of their students, and have prepared copies of the questions that will be asked.

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  • 2023-2024 School Calendars Approved

    The Johnston County Board of Education approved the 2023-2024 Traditional Staff and Student Calendars at their March Board of Education meeting. 

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  • New Wellness Opportunity for JCPS Students, Staff, and Families

    Johnston County Public Schools is committed to the health, safety, and well-being of our students, staff, and families. With that in mind, we are excited to announce to you our partnership with Care Solace, a mental health care coordination service.

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  • JCPS to hold Job Fair on April 15

    Johnston County Public Schools will hold a Job Fair on Saturday, April 15 from 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM at West Johnston High School.

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  • Updated School Nutrition Information for 2022-23

    We hope that you and your student have already noticed some of the exciting new food and  meal opportunities we are offering in our cafeterias this school year. Our new options will include more fresh produce, vegetarian options, and opportunities for students to customize their meal choice. These new offerings will be available at both breakfast and lunch. 

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