Phone: 919-359-6300


Degrees and Certifications:

B.S. in Elementary Education Reading Concentration

Mrs. Dawn Pellegrino

I have always had a passion for teaching which is why I decided to follow my heart and make a career change. I graduated from East Carolina University in December of 2010. I joined Riverwood in 2011 and I have taught kindergarten and fourth grade.  I was born and raised in New Jersey and relocated to North Carolina, and love it! I am married and have two older stepsons and a 5-year-old daughter and a 6-month-old son. In my spare time, I enjoy spending quality time with family and friends, traveling, cooking and shopping.  I am looking forward to a successful year!




  • Mrs. Pellegrino’s Homeroom Schedule

    8:20 - 8:50 Arrival, Breakfast

    9:00 - 9:10 Morning Meeting

    9:10 - 10:45 Block 1 

    10:50- 11:35 Enhancements

    11:40 - 12:00 Block 1 continued

    12:00 - 12:35 Block 2

    12:40 - 1:10 Lunch

    1:15 - 2:35 Block 2 continued

    2:40- 3:10 Recess

    3:15 - 3:45 RIME TIME

    3:45 Dismissal

    Mrs. Pellegrino’s Enhancement Schedule

    Day 1-PE

    Day 2-REACH

    Day 3-Media 

    Day 4-Technology

    Day 5-Music

    Day 6- Art


School Announcements

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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