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Ms. Jenny Durko

Hello! My name is Jenny Durko and I have been a proud Johnston County resident for 18 years.  I am originally from Dayton, Ohio where I attended Wright State University and received my BA 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 14 years old and is a freshman in the IB Diploma Programme at Smithfield Selma High School and Jonah is 11 years old  and is a 6th grader at Archer Lodge Middle School.

I love spending time with my family and friends.  You will very often find me cheering on my sons at a band competition or the bowling alley.  We love to travel and watch movies together as well.

I am thrilled to be a part of the River Dell Family again this year as a part of the administrative team!  I am passionate about creating the very best environment for our students to learn.  Our RDE teachers are the best of the best, 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!!