Mrs. Maria Avila

Phone: 9199896039


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 4th year at Polenta Elementary and my 7th year teaching. I am very excited meet my new class for the 2019-2020 school year. I have a Bachelor's degree in Elementary education with emphasis in Spanish and foreign languages: English and French. I am currently pursuing my master's degree in TESOL at Greensboro College. I will graduate on May 2020. Back in Colombia, I had the opportunity to work with students from all ages in both schools and language centers. I used to teach Science, Math, English, and Phonics. I look forward to a great school year!




  • 8:20 - 8:50

    Trabajo de la mañana / Morning work

    8:50 - 9:00


    9:00 - 9:15

    Reunión de la Mañana / Morning Meeting

    9:20 - 10:10

    Clase Especial / Enhancements

    10:15 - 10:45

    Taller de Lectura / Reading Workshop

    10:45 - 10:55

    Merienda / Snack

    10:55 - 12:00

    Taller de Lectura / Reading Workshop

    12:00 - 12:50

    Writing - Ciencias - Social Studies / Escritura - Science - Sociales

    12:50- 1:45

    Almuerzo-Receso / Lunch-Recess

    1:50 - 3:40

    Matemáticas / Math


    Empacar Maleta / Pack up


    Salida / Dismissal

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  • Board of Education Meeting set for July 14

    The Johnston County Board of Education meeting will be held on Tuesday, July 14, at 4p.m. in the Evander Simpson Building in Smithfield. To comply with the Governor’s Executive Order, only the board members will be allowed in the boardroom. However, the open session portions of the meeting and all announcements will be accessible to the public via the livestream available online at

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  • High School Graduation Ceremony Update

    Based on guidance from the Johnston County Health Department and taking into consideration the growing number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in the county in recent weeks, the original plan to host “modified” traditional graduation ceremonies will not be possible....

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  • JCPS delays summer athletic workouts until further notice

    THURSDAY, JULY 2, 2020
    After careful review of the current trends regarding COVID-19, Johnston County Public Schools will delay voluntary workouts for high school fall sports athletic teams until at least July 20...

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  • JCPS considering three reopening scenarios for 2020-2021 school year

    Johnston County Public Schools has begun planning three possible reopening plans for the 2020-2021 school year in response to the current COVID-19 pandemic. Based upon recently released documents provided to all school districts...

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