Degrees and Certifications:
Mrs. Traci Miodusewski
I have been teaching for 11 years and this will be my third year at Polenta Elementary. I have taught 5th grade for 8 years and I taught 6th grade in Charleston, South Carolina. I am super excited for my first year in Third Grade. I have a degree in Elementary Education with a concentration in natural sciences from Appalachian State University (Go Mountaineers!). I have received Teacher of the Year in 2014 and 2016 from Creech Road Elementary in Wake County. I have a daughter that is 8 years old.
Some of my favorite things are to be outside whether it is at the beach or around the yard I enjoy being outdoors. My favorite snacks are olives, pickles, and beef jerky! My favorite books include Lord of the Flies, My Side of the Mountain, and the Harry Potter Series. I love teaching especially challenging students to think of innovate ways to solve problems and connect what we are learning in class to their lives. I look forward to working with our second grade super stars this year.
The schedule for the 2019-2020 year will be finalized by the week of August 26th.
As the school year comes to a close, please note that JCPS meal service will now operate at 9 sites during the summer months, rather than the previous 14. Summer meal service will begin Monday, June 1. Curbside meals will be served Monday through Thursday from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at Benson Middle, Clayton Middle, Four Oaks Elementary, North Johnston Middle, Princeton Elementary, Selma Elementary, Smithfield-Selma High, West Clayton Elementary, and West Smithfield Elementary.
Attention parents of 4-year-olds: Are you interested in your child attending a free preschool program? The NC PreK program is designed to provide 4-year-old children with positive early learning experiences that support their development and prepare them for Kindergarten.
JCPS high schools will host “modified” traditional graduation ceremonies between Wednesday, July 29, 2020 - Saturday, August 1, 2020. Schools will communicate about specific graduation dates and ceremony times as we get closer to see what restrictions may limit our attendance participation.