Degrees and Certifications:
M.A. Ed. (currently): University of Phoenix Bachelor of Science in Education: Western Carolina University Diploma in Guidance and Counseling: Sam Sharpe Teacher College-Jamaica, W.I.
Mrs. Amera Scarlett Hemans
My name is Amera Scarlett Hemans this is my fourth year here at Cooper Academy Clayton as a kindergarten teacher. I have been in education for over 16 years. I am passionate about my job as a teacher. I am married to my best friend Magnus Hemans for 16 years. We have two amazing kids, Makail 13 and Aliyah 7. I am a proud island girl. I am from the beautiful island of Jamaica. I moved to the U.S.A in 2008. I have worked in Richmond City Public Schools and Vance County Schools prior to this. I am so excited about working with you this school year. I cannot wait to meet your amazing kids. If you have any questions or concerns please feel free to reach out to me at firstname.lastname@example.org. Also, you can call me at 919-553-0256 ext. 2346. Thank you! Looking forward to meeting you all.
Welcome to Kindergarten!!
Welcome to Kindergarten! Even though the school year is starting differently this year, I am so excited to have you all in my classroom this year. We are going to have so much fun. Cant wait to meet your babies.
Here are some great resources to use at home:
Jack Hartman (any kindergarten skills you can think of. He is awesome!!
ABC Mouse videos
Have Fun Teaching
READCamp 2023 - Team up with Super Bowl Champion Malcolm Mitchell
At the end of each school year parents always want to know how to keep their children engaged in reading throughout the summer months....here's a great opportunity! Team up with Head Coach and Super Bowl Champion Malcolm Mitchell for READCamp 2023! https://www.readwithmalcolm.com/readcamp/
Every Student Succeeds Act Parent Notification Letter
We are excited about the wonderful beginning we have had thus far working with your child. We hope your student has had a positive start to the new school year. We are also proud of our staff and the guidance they provide each and every day for our students. As a parent of a student at Cooper Academy you have the right to know the professional qualifications of the classroom teachers who instruct your child. Federal law allows you to ask for certain information about your child’s classroom teachers, and requires us to give you this information in a timely manner if you ask for it. Please review this information further is you wish to find out more.
Family Engagement via PTA Initiatives & Events
Thank you for supporting our School Community!
Read to Achieve Parent Letter
The goal is to ensure all third-grade students can read, comprehend, integrate, and apply complex texts needed for academic success and to ensure all students can meet the requirements of the Read to Achieve law (G.S. §115C-83.1) passed by the General Assembly in 2012.
Title I Family Engagement Policy
The Cooper Academy Rockets are "Launching to New Heights" with your support! Thank you!
School Nutrition Meal Benefits Application
Meal Benefit applications (free or reduced breakfast/lunch) for the 2022-2023 school year are now available. Households may apply for meal benefits using the Meal Benefit Application link listed below. https://family.titank12.com/ Please take a moment to complete the application today to ensure your child's meal benefits are in place to start the school year. Thank you for your time.
Literacy at Home Resource
We are proud to announce a brand new literacy resource for our families called "Literacy at Home" provided by the NC Digital Children's Reading Initiative. Access it by using the link below: bit.ly/homeliteracy Thank you for continuing to read with our students throughout the summer months!
Targeted Support & Improvement (TSI-AT & TSI-CU)
We are sharing information with our families about the Targeted Support & Improvement State Level guidance for schools who have underperformed on state-wide assessments during the past few years.
Johnston County Public Schools 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.
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.
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.