Degrees and Certifications:
Hello! I am Tamara Carpenter and I am the Art Teacher at SSE. I came to South Smithfield Elementary back in 1998, to start the art program. I am a graduate of North Georgia College, where I recieved my BS in Art Education (K-12).
I currently live in Smithfield. I have three grown sons and a cat.
I love art and I love children so I think teaching art is perfect!!
DAILY ART SCHEDULE
8:25- 8:55 Cafe Lobby Duty
8:55- 9:10 Prep/Set-up
9:10- 10:00 5th grade & Class Support
10:00- 10:55 Planning
10:55- 11:45 Kindergarten & Class Support
11:50- 12:40 4th & EC
12:40- 1:05 Lunch
1:05- 1:55 2nd grade & Class Support
2:00- 2:50 1st grade & Class Support
2:55- 3:45 3rd grade
3:50-4:15 Car Rider
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.
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.