Phone: 919-365-7560


Degrees and Certifications:

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

Mrs. Candace Swain

Hi, my name is Candace Swain and I am excited to be your child's 4th grade teacher for the 2022 - 2023 school year! This will be my 17th year teaching in Johnston County Schools. My husband and I have a 10-year-old daughter, Presleigh, and a 7-year-old son, Camden. I love the beach, spending time with family, all things Harry Potter & Disney, Duke basketball, 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. ☺

Follow me on Twitter! @CanSwain

  • Our Class Schedule

    8:25 - 8:55      Student Arrival/breakfast (tardy bell rings at 8:55)

    8:55 - 9:05      Morning Meeting

    9:10 - 11:10    ELA (Whole Group, Small groups, & Writing)

    11:25 - 11:55  Lunch

    12:00 - 12:30  Recess

    12:30 - 2:00    Math

    2:00 - 2:45      Science/Social Studies

    2:50 - 3:40      Enhancements

    3:45                 Dismissal

School Announcements

  • Awards Day

    Kindergarten- June 7th at 12:30 pm 1st Grade- June 6th at 10:00 am 2nd Grade- June 5th at 10:00 pm 3rd Grade- June 6th at 1:00 pm 4th Grade- June 5th at 1:00 pm 5th Grade- June 7th at 10:00 am

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  • Last Day of School

    Students will be dismissed at 1:45 pm on Thursday, June 8th for the last day of school.

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Upcoming Events

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JCPS Announcements

  • Trades and Classified Job Fair 2023

    Johnston County Public Schools will hold it's annual Trades & Classified Job Fair on Saturday, June 24. The event will be held from 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. at Smithfield-Selma High School, 700 M Durwood Stephenson Pkwy, Smithfield, NC 27577.

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  • Class of 2023 Graduation Dates

    Johnston County Public Schools is pleased to announce graduation ceremony dates for our traditional high schools for the 2022-2023 school year. For questions regarding a specific ceremony, please contact the specific school.

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  • Public Notice: Johnston Community College Board of Trustee Vacancy

    The Johnston County Board of Education is now accepting applications for the Johnston County Community College Board of Trustee position. The deadline to apply for the vacancy is Friday, June 23, 2023.

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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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  • 2022 Growth Needs Update

    Johnston County Public Schools Chief of Facilities and Construction Brooks Moore presented the 2022 Growth Needs Update to the Johnston County Board of Education at their March meeting.

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