Phone: 919-934-7333


Degrees and Certifications:

North Carolina State University, in progress Doctorate, Educational Leadership North Carolina State University, 2008 Masters in School Administration, Johnston County Cohort National Board Certified Teacher, 2004 Adolescent Young Adult/English Language Arts AIG Instruction, 2001 Academically Gifted Certification K – 12 North Carolina State University – Raleigh, NC, 1995 Bachelor of Arts in English, Concentration in English Education North Carolina Type A, Teacher’s Certification 9 – 12

Mrs. Jennifer Swartz


Welcome to West Johnston High School.


I hope that you will love being a part of our Wildcat community as much as I do. I was one of the first staff members who helped open West Johnston in the fall of 2002. I taught English for several years and achieved National Board Certified Teacher status before serving as a curriculum coach and assistant principal. I left West to work as a middle school assistant principal at McGee's Middle School before returning to West as the principal in 2017. I am currently working on my doctorate through NC State in Educational Leadership. 


I have been married to Chip for 26 years and we have a beautiful daughter and spunky Bassett Hound. We have lived in the Benson, Four Oaks, and Clayton communities, maintaining our church home in Four Oaks. 


I encourage you to check our website frequently for important announcements and the outstanding achievements of our students.  You can also sign up to receive our daily announcements at WJHS Daily Announcements. We share a great deal of information on our social media pages through Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter in addition to sending information directly to students through their school email accounts. You can view our weekly Smore newsletter on Facebook and Twitter that highlights our amazing Wildcat community. 


One of the easiest ways to ensure that you are receiving current information is to keep your contact information up to date. Please contact Student Services as soon as your address or phone numbers change to ensure we have the most up-to-date contact information for your family. 


I look forward to working with you and your family throughout the year.

Jennifer Swartz, Principal