Degrees and Certifications:
3rd Grade Dual Language Teacher Bachelor's Degree in Foreign Languages MA TESOL
Mrs. Maria Avila
¡Bienvenidos a Tercer Grado!
I am from Bogota, Colombia. I am the Spanish teacher for the Dual Language Program. This is going to be my 5th year at Polenta Elementary and my 8th year teaching. I am very excited meet my new class for the 2020-2021 school year. I have a Bachelor's degree in Elementary education with emphasis in Spanish and foreign languages: English and French. I recently graduated with a Master's degree in TESOL at Greensboro College. Back in Colombia, I had the opportunity to work with students from all ages in schools and language centers. I used to teach Science, Math, English, and Phonics. I look forward to a great school year!
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Johnston County Public Schools will hold a Virtual Job Fair on Wednesday, April 21. The event will be held in a Zoom Conference format from 2:00 p.m.- 6:00 p.m. Candidates will have the opportunity to meet with various school principals about career opportunities in each of the district’s 47 schools.
The online application for the Johnston County Public Schools Preschool Program is now available. Parents who are interested in the JCPS Preschool Program are encouraged to apply early, as availability is on a first come, first served basis. The application window closes on June 30th.
Johnston County Public Schools has updated its plan to mark senior milestones, including prom and graduation while adhering to guidance from the Johnston County Public Health Department and the CDC in regards to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.