Phone: (919) 553-0256 Ext. 2361


Degrees and Certifications:

Liberty University: Master of Education School Counseling Drury University:Bachelor of Science Sociology Cochise College: Associate of General Studies

Mr. Martin

My name is Garfield Martin Jr. The 2022-2023 school year will be my 6th year as your Professional School Counselor. I am a 20-year Army retiree, husband, and father of three sons. I also have two granddaughters. 


As your school counselor, I am one of three members of the Social Emotional Learning (SEL) team. My focus is on Tier 1 intervention support (i.e. class lessons and school events such as Red Ribbon Week, Career and College Exploration Day). If you are looking for resources, I am your man. If you need support with anything from BackPack Buddies to uniform assistance, all you need to do is keep scrolling and you will find a list of resources.  


My mission is to help ALL students in academic achievement, career, and social/emotional development. 


Lastly, if you have questions concerning Section 504, McKinney Vento, or Homebound services, please reach out to me. 


If you ever need assistance or have questions, I can be reached via phone at (919) 553-0256 ext 2361 or email at


Role of an Elementary PSC

School Announcements

JCPS Announcements

  • Trades and Classified Job Fair 2023

    Johnston County Public Schools will hold it's annual Trades & Classified Job Fair on Saturday, June 24. The event will be held from 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. at Smithfield-Selma High School, 700 M Durwood Stephenson Pkwy, Smithfield, NC 27577.

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  • Class of 2023 Graduation Dates

    Johnston County Public Schools is pleased to announce graduation ceremony dates for our traditional high schools for the 2022-2023 school year. For questions regarding a specific ceremony, please contact the specific school.

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  • Public Notice: Johnston Community College Board of Trustee Vacancy

    The Johnston County Board of Education is now accepting applications for the Johnston County Community College Board of Trustee position. The deadline to apply for the vacancy is Friday, June 23, 2023.

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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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