Phone: 919-934-5191 ext 5211


Degrees and Certifications:

BA Special Education: Learning Disabilities MaEd. Special Education: Intellectual Disabilities NBPTS TEACCH Certified Practioner

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, then East Carolina University for my graduate degree. I am Nationally Board Certified. In 2022, I became a TEACCH Certified Practioner. This means I am able to consult with educators to support students with autism.

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 to 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 practise 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. We focus on our abilities to make our community better. 

I am a club advisor for Unified Spartans, a group of students with and without intellectual disabilities that strive for inclusion. We focus on hosting the Special Olympics Johnston County Spring Games, engaging the whole community in our choice to include. In addition, inclusive youth leadership, whole school engagement and Unified Sports provide year-round opportunities for students to practice their positive impact throughout their school and community.   


  • 7:15 Arrival

    1st Block: Social Studies

    2nd Block: Math

    3rd Block: Language Arts

    4th Block: Science and Social Skills

JCPS Announcements

  • 2023-2024 School Calendars Approved

    The Johnston County Board of Education approved the 2023-2024 Traditional Staff and Student Calendars at their March Board of Education meeting. 

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  • New Wellness Opportunity for JCPS Students, Staff, and Families

    Johnston County Public Schools is committed to the health, safety, and well-being of our students, staff, and families. With that in mind, we are excited to announce to you our partnership with Care Solace, a mental health care coordination service.

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  • JCPS to hold Job Fair on April 15

    Johnston County Public Schools will hold a Job Fair on Saturday, April 15 from 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM at West Johnston High School.

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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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