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Ms. Jenny Durko

Hello! My name is Jenny Durko and I have been a proud Johnston County resident for 21 years.  I am originally from Dayton, Ohio where I attended Wright State University and received my BS in Elementary Education.  I received my Masters in School Administration at East Carolina University.  I taught for one year in Ohio, then I moved to Clayton in 2001.  I began teaching in the Johnston County Public School system at Smithfield Elementary and West Smithfield Elementary, where I taught 3rd grade and 1st grade.  I was then a 1st grade teacher here at River Dell for 6 years. 


I have two amazing sons, Hayden and Jonah. Hayden is 18 years old and is a freshman at East Carolina University majoring in Music Education, and Jonah is 15 years old and is a sophomore at Johnston County Virtual Academy.


I love reading books, spending time with my family and friends, spending time at the beach, and I love to cook. Our family enjoys traveling, watching movies together, and we really love family game nights.


This will be my 12th year as a River Dell Racer, and I could not be happier to be a part of the River Dell family. I am passionate about creating the very best environment for our students to learn. River Dell students are treated as unique individuals, and they are encouraged to do their best and be their best in all that they do.  Our RDE teachers are top notch educators, and lifelong learners, and I am excited to support and empower them in their creative and innovative endeavors. I have been blessed to call River Dell home, and to have made so many wonderful connections with the families and community here.  GO RACERS!!