Phone: 919-989-6039 ext: 3943


Degrees and Certifications:

Mrs. Donna DuPraw

Welcome to the new school year! 


I am so excited for this school year! I received a Bachelor of Science Degree in Elementary Education from Florida Gulf Coast University. Throughout my years of teaching, I have taught grades PreK-3rd.  I have earned an ELL endorsement and Gifted certification during my career.  I have been on our school's safety committee. This year, I will be a member of SIT. I enjoy finding new and creative activities to bring into the classroom to make learning fun and engaging.  I look forward to getting to know your child this year as we grow and learn together! This is going to be an exciting year!

Get to know Mrs. DuPraw:

I am originally from New Jersey.  My family (husband Ryan, daughters Savannah and Hayley, and our 2 pugs, Gizmo and Rudy) relocated to Johnston County during the summer of 2017. We recently added an addition to our family, Tank the pug. I have been teaching for over 17 years.  My favorite things are the color purple, going to the beach, being outdoors, math, a good book, doing science experiments, football, and ice hockey. Some of my favorite goodies are plain M&M's, Flipz, pineapple, watermelon, water, and Starbuck's caramel iced coffee.  

My favorite classroom supplies are scented markers, stickers, clipboards, dominoes, playdough, colored copy paper, and playing cards.


Wish List

We tend to run low or out of some items with all our fun so I am always in need of thick cardstock, copy paper, construction paper,  dry erase markers, and office supplies (laminating sheets, staples, paper clips, post-it notes).


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School Announcements

JCPS Announcements

  • 2023 Student and Family Survey Information

    Johnston County Public Schools is committed to building well-rounded students and consistently improving our schools for greater student success. JCPS is participating in an opportunity to gather feedback on how we can better meet our goals of improving student success.  We are aware that families may want to preview the questions that will be asked of their students, and have prepared copies of the questions that will be asked.

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  • 2023-2024 School Calendars Approved

    The Johnston County Board of Education approved the 2023-2024 Traditional Staff and Student Calendars at their March Board of Education meeting. 

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  • New Wellness Opportunity for JCPS Students, Staff, and Families

    Johnston County Public Schools is committed to the health, safety, and well-being of our students, staff, and families. With that in mind, we are excited to announce to you our partnership with Care Solace, a mental health care coordination service.

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  • JCPS to hold Job Fair on April 15

    Johnston County Public Schools will hold a Job Fair on Saturday, April 15 from 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM at West Johnston High School.

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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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