Phone: (919) 359-6300


Degrees and Certifications:

BA in Elementary Education

Mrs. Kimberly Dedes

Hello Riverwood Families!

My name is Kimberly Dedes and I am so excited to be your child's teacher this year. This will be my 9th year teaching and 6th year at Riverwood Elementary School! I graduated from East Stroudsburg University of Pennsylvania in 2013 and we made the best decision to move down to North Carolina in 2014. I love being a part of the Riverwood Family!

My husband and I are incredibly blessed with three handsome little boys, Luke, Liam, and Landon and a beautiful little girl, Laylah. Luke will be in 4th grade, Liam will be in 3rd grade, and Landon will be in 1st this year. I'm thrilled to have all our boys here at Riverwood with me. 

Teaching is my passion and is the most rewarding career. I truly love what I do! I adore being with your "littles" and seeing their faces light up when they reach the goals they set for themselves! I am looking forward to an incredible year with your littles!

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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