Phone: 919-934-8979 ext. 5744
Degrees and Certifications:
Bachelors of Science: - Early Childhood Education - Special Education Certifications Include: - General Education K-6 - Special Education K-6
Mrs. Cali Durning-Smith
Hi there!! Welcome back to another school year at SSE!
My name is Cali Durning-Smith. If you happened to know me in years past, you will see that I have added a new last name. That is because I recently got married this summer! Here are a few things about me.... This is my 6th year of teaching at SSE. I am originally from Maryland, but relocated to Pittsburgh, PA. There, I received my degree in Early Childhood and Special Education from Robert Morris University. In July of 2016, I moved to NC to begin my teaching career. I am a HUGE Ice Hockey fan! I love watching the Pittsburgh Penguins and try to go to as many NHL games as possible each season. It is really awesome having another NHL team- the Carolina Hurricanes, down here in Raleigh. My husband and I are Canes Season Ticket Members, so I am so excited to be watching lots of live Hockey this year. I have always wanted to be a teacher... it is my passion! When I am not at school, I am usually watching movies and spending time with family, friends, and my sweet pup; Lila. I am continuing to serve as one of our Exceptional Children's teachers for Kindergarten, Second, Third, and Fifth grade this year.
Here we come, 2021-2022 School Year!
Degrees and Certifications:
Ms. Durning's Resource/Inclusion Schedule
8:50-9:05 2nd Grade Morning Meeting
9:05-9:25 2nd Grade Reading Inclusion
9:50-10:20 2nd Grade Reading Resource
10:20-10:50 Kindergarten Reading Inclusion
10:50-11:50 5th Grade Reading/Writing Resource
11:55-12:25 2nd Grade Math Resource
1:55-2:20 Kindergarten Reading/Writing Resource
2:20-2:50 3rd & 5th Grade Math Resource
2:50-3:20 5th Grade Math Inclusion
3:20-3:50 2nd Grade Writing Resource
Our district is launching a new portion of our website to further communicate bus delays and replacements with our families. We encourage those who have a student who utilizes our transportation to get to or from school to visit www.johnston.k12.nc.us/busdelays for updates on our school bus routes beginning Tuesday, January 18.
The Johnston County Board of Education voted unanimously to approve the 2022 Johnston County Public Schools salary schedule at their regularly scheduled Dec. 14 meeting.
Johnston County Public Schools 2022-2023 Preschool Applications are ready for your students that will be 3 or 4 years old on August 31, 2022. North Carolina does not have universal Preschool, therefore you do have to apply and qualify for one of our Preschool slots.
Our annual Art to Remember Sale is going on now! Purchase custom printed keepsakes that preserve your child's artwork. This also supports our art education program here at SSE! Students are bringing home order forms this week. Orders are due March 16!
South Smithfield Elementary Partners with West Smithfield Elementary to Support Smithfield Rescue Mission
SSE is partnering with West Smithfield Elementary to support the Smithfield Rescue Mission's "Turkeytastic Thanksgiving Outreach".
During the weeks of November 8-19, third grade students in Johnston County Public Schools will be administered the Cognitive Abilities Test (CogAT). The purpose of this test is to give the teachers and administrators additional information to help assess the educational needs of your child.
South Smithfield Elemementary is currently a candidate to become an IB (International Baccalaureate) PYP (Primary Years Program). Our IB Coordinator has put together a video that explains the program and how our students will benefit from this world renowned program....
Attention parents of 4-year-olds: Are you interested in your child attending a free preschool program? The NC PreK program is designed to provide 4-year-old children with positive early learning experiences that support their development and prepare them for Kindergarten.