Phone: 919-934-5191 ext 5211
Degrees and Certifications:
BA Special Education: Learning Disabilities MaEd. Special Education: Mental Retardation NBPTS
Mrs. Bethany Jones
I have been an exceptional children's teacher at Smithfield-Selma High School since 2004. I graduated from SSS, attended Appalachian State University for my undergraduate degree, East Carolina University for my graduate degree. I am Nationally Board Certified. I am a club advisor for Unified Spartans, a group of students with and without intellectual disabilities that strive for inclusion.
In our class we work hard to promote independence and relevant learning. We focus on functional academics--a lovely mix of age appropriate curriculum and skills to provide practical application of everyday life. To do this, students are responsible for making coffee for staff each day and lunch each week. Students go to Walmart to purchase items to continue the project. Field trips are important for students to practice the lessons they've learned. Throughout the school year there will be opportunities for community outings.
Our class is a team of students and staff that promote a strong work ethic and positive learning experiences.
1st Block: Social Studies
2nd Block: Math
3rd Block: Language Arts
4th Block: Science and Social Skills
At the November Regular Session Board of Education meeting, the Board voted unanimously to improve safety and security in Johnston County Public Schools by implementing state-of-the-art security systems in each of the district’s schools.
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.