Mr. Dennis Draughon

Phone: 919-934-4696


Degrees and Certifications:

BA in History-North Carolina State University

Mr. Dennis Draughon



Until the time when we are allowed to resume regular classes at school, if you need to contact me through email during this difficult time, with your questions or concerns, I will be available to respond during the regular work week, M-F, from 11:20-12:05 PM. These will be my new 'digital office hours' for the remainder of the time that we are out of school due to the coronavirus. 

Don't be afraid to reach out if you are able to. I will get back to you.


In the meantime, I hope you and yours are all safe and healthy during this difficult situation. I miss seeing each and every one of you! Rest assured, we will make it through this difficult time, and we will make it through together. We must all strive to stay positive and flexible and be willing to adapt to all of the changes happening at this time. When all else fails, stop, take a few deep breaths, and be grateful for all that you have. One thing I am always grateful for is the opportunity I have to help all of you to learn and grow and to reach your full potential.


Please stay connected and keep an eye out for any new assignments as I will be sharing new learning materials and opportunities every week. Stay safe, stay healthy, and be on your best behavior for your family. You are all in my thoughts and prayers. I'm looking forward to seeing you all in person before the school year is finished!



This will be my tenth year at Smithfield Middle teaching 8th grade American history. 






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