Mrs. Candace Swain

Phone: 919-934-8979


Degrees and Certifications:

Bachelor's Degree - Elementary Education Master's Degree - Education

Mrs. Candace Swain

Hi, my name is Candace Swain and I am excited to be your child's 5th grade teacher for the 2017-2018 school year! This will be my 12th year teaching at South Smithfield Elementary. I grew up here in Smithfield and attended SSE myself! My husband and I have a 5 year old daughter, Presleigh, and a 2 year old son, Camden. I love the beach, spending time with family, and being a teacher! I am a SSS graduate ℅ 2002! I graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Elementary Education in 2006 & a Master’s Degree in Education in 2008 from Campbell University. I am also AIG certified.


I love to hear from parents throughout the year. Please always contact me with questions or concerns. I would also love to hear from you if you are available to volunteer. ☺

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  • Mrs. Swain’s Daily Schedule

    2017 - 2018

    8:10 - 8:35      Arrival/Morning Work/Remediation

    8:35 - 8:45      Morning Meeting

    8:50 - 10:15      Block 1

    10:20 - 11:05      Enhancements

    11:15 - 11:45       Lunch

    11:50 - 12:15      Continue Block 1

    12:15 - 2:15      Block 2

    2:20 - 2:50      Recess

    2:50 - 3:05      Bathroom/Snacks

    3:05 - 3:35      POD/Clubs

    3:35      Dismissal from Homeroom


    Enhancement Schedule

    Monday - Spanish

    Tuesday - P.E.

    Wednesday - Art

    Thursday - Music

    Friday - Media/Technology

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