Phone: 919 553-7113
Degrees and Certifications:
Hi, my name is Suzan Puttkamer and this will be my third year on the Kindergarten team at West Clayton. I grew up in Syracuse, NY and earned my bachelor's degree in elementary and special education at SUNY Geneseo. In 2003, I moved to North Carolina and spent my first four years of teaching as a special education teacher for grades k-2nd at Wake County Public Schools. I also taught a transition Kindergarten class for ten years at Genesis Christian Preschool.
I am married and have two children. Grace is twelve years old and will be attending Clayton Middle School as a seventh grader. Luke is a third grader here at West Clayton. They both play soccer so we spend a lot of time as a family out on the soccer fields. We are all animal lovers. We have a dog named Cleo and a cat named Autumn. In my spare time I enjoy spending time with my family, running, biking, and swimming. I am also actively involved with the children's ministry at my church.
I am passionate about teaching. My goal as an educator is to create a learning environment where every child will feel special and learn how to treat others with kindness and respect. This will allow each child to grow both academically and socially. I look forward to a great year!
8:20-8:55 Arrival/Morning Work/ Announcements
8:55-9:25 Morning Meeting
9:30-10:00 Whole Group Literacy
10:00-10:30 Literacy Centers/Small Group Instruction
10:30-11:00 Foundational Skills
12:20-12:50 Writing/Science/Soc. St.
1:45-2:00 flex time/bathroom break
3:00-3:20 Rest/DEAR Time/Interventions
3:25-3:40 Pack Up/ End of the Day Circle
Day 1 Guidance
Day 2 Music
Day 3 Media Center
Day 4 P.E.
Day 5 STEM
Day 6 Art
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At this time, all traditional high school graduations are still planned for May 29. Graduation ceremonies for Johnston County Early College Academy and Johnston County Career and Technical Leadership Academy will now take place on May 16th, rather than the original date of May 15th.
The Johnston County Board of Education will hold a budget work session on Tuesday, April 27. The meeting will begin at 5:00 p.m. and be held in the Evander Simpson Building in Smithfield.