Phone: 919-934-7333


Degrees and Certifications:

I graduated from the University North Carolina Asheville in 2012 with my degree in high school social studies.

Mr. Russ Leaptrot


I am originally from Georgia but I have lived in several states and recently moved here from Asheville. After traveling during most of my twenties, I decided that I was finally ready to pursue my degree in education. I graduated from the University North Carolina Asheville in 2012 with my degree in high school social studies. 

My wife and I enjoy spending most of our free time with our 9 and 7 year old daughters. Before our children were born we spent our time working in National Parks and traveling around the United States and backpacked across Thailand. I have always enjoyed participating in sports and most recently bicycled the entire Blue Ridge Parkway, completed a full iron man and running ultra marathons. 

I hope that our classroom can be a space that will encourage students to achieve their goals inside and outside of the classroom. My desire is for students to be able to use the knowledge gained in our class as a foundation for life after graduation. I am excited about the journey we will take together at West Johnston High School!!
Thank you,

Russ Leaptrot

  • Fall Semester

    1st Block = American History I

    2nd Block = American History I

    3rd Block = American History 

    4th Block = Planning

    Office Hours = Monday thru Friday 2:15 - 2:45 


    Spring Semester

    1st Block = Planning

    2nd Block = American History I

    3rd Block = World History

    4th Block = World History



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    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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    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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