Degrees and Certifications:
Bachelors in Elementary Ed- Florida State Univ.
I am origionally from Long Island, NY. As far back as I can remember, I always wanted to be a teacher. I graduated from Florida State University with a degree in Elementary Education in 2001. I then moved to South Florida where I taught 4th grade for 14 years. My husband, 2 daughters and I moved to Clayton NC in June and love it here!
I feel very lucky to teach here at Polenta Elementary and adore my class! Meeting my students in August, and seeing them grow throughout the year is so very rewarding. I love teaching and believe very strongly in the power of education. My goal is to help each of my students reach their fullest potential and spark excitement and love for learning.... and make great memories along the way!
My Favorite Drink: Coffee
My Favorite Snack: Almonds
Class Wishlist Items: Crayons, Markers, Colored Pencils, Construction Paper
At a Special Session meeting on Oct. 27, the Johnston County Board of Education approved the following calendar changes: adding two wellness days and an optional teacher work day to the district’s November calendar.
At their August meeting, the Johnston County Board of Education voted 4-3 to make face coverings required indoors in all Johnston County Public Schools campuses and on all buses for students, staff, and guests. This updated mask requirement is effective immediately.
We hope that everyone had a restful and enjoyable Thanksgiving holiday with their families. We only have 15 days of school until our break in December and we want to encourage everyone to make these days count. There is a PTA meeting on Tuesday evening at 6:00 in the River Dell media center. We would like to encourage everyone to come out and hear about all of the great things that our PTA has been up to. Alone we can do so little, but together we can do so much!
The weather is getting cooler, and we want to remind you to write your child's name inside of jackets, hats, gloves, etc. in case they end up in the lost and found. Also, please make sure names are written on student water bottles. We want to make sure that if items end up in the office we are able to return them quickly to their owners.
RDE has 4 vacancies on our Parent Advisory Council. Parent Advisory Members serve a 3-year term and meet quarterly with the principal discussing school policy, procedures, school improvement goals, and other items related to creating a positive relationship between the school and the community and families we serve.
We wanted to update all of our morning carpool families, as well as our morning walkers. All students will now enter at the main entrance in the very front of the school rather than at the glass hallways. At this time we do not have staff available to monitor the glass hallway entrances, and safety is our first priority. This will begin for all tomorrow, October 5th.