Phone: 919-934-7333 ext 5977


Degrees and Certifications:

B.A. English Language & Literature, University of Mount Olive M.Ed. Teaching English as a Second Language (TESL), University of North Carolina Wilmington

Mrs. Heather Markuson


A native of northeastern North Carolina, freshly-dug-peanut-field is my favorite smell. My husband and I have two sons, both in college and Army National Guard. We also have a a friendly yellow lab. I love meeting new people, traveling, linguistics, and languages. 

At West, I teach English language development and advise Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA). 

Go Wildcats!


  • Fall 2021

    1st block- ESL Content Class

    2nd block- English 2 and 4

    3rd block- Planning/ Consultative

    4th block- ESL Content Class


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JCPS Announcements

  • Social Media Use and Non-Credible Threats

    We are sharing information regarding non-credible threats made against several of our high school campuses today via social media. It is important to our district to notify our families of anything that may cause widespread concern.

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  • JC BOE votes to require masks for all JCPS students and staff

    At their August meeting, the Johnston County Board of Education voted 4-3 to make face coverings required indoors in all Johnston County Public Schools campuses and on all buses for students, staff, and guests. This updated mask requirement is effective immediately.

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  • 2021-2022 JCPS Preschool applications now open

    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.

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