Mr. Dennis Draughon

Phone: 919-934-4696


Degrees and Certifications:

BA in History-North Carolina State University

Mr. Dennis Draughon

To all my students: Please check out the "10 Day Learning @ Home Plans" that are now posted on the school's website. These instructional activities are designed for your review of all subject material during the period between March 30th and April 10th.

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 9-10 AM and from 4 to 5PM. These will be my 'digital office hours' for the time that we are out of school due to the coronavirus. 

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 trying 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 think of all that you have to be thankful for. One thing I am always thankful for is the opportunity I have to help you all to learn and grow and to reach your full potential.

Please stay connected and keep an eye out for any new updates as your teachers will be sharing new learning materials and opportunities soon after Spring Break. 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 again soon!



This will be my ninth year teaching at Smithfield Middle. Before that, I briefly taught in Wake County schools. I have a BA in History from NC State University. In addition to teaching, I have been an editorial cartoonist for the past 38 years, visually commenting on national, state and local politics, as well as current events. For most of my time at Smithfield Middle, I have taught American history, which fits well with my other vocation. Two years ago, I taught World history for 7th graders here at our school. This year I will be teaching 8th grade American history. 






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