Degrees and Certifications:

BA in Elementary with a concentration in Reading for K-12 AS in Business Administration

Mrs. Teresa Pittman Kirby

Welcome to the 2022-2023 School Year! 

Hello!  My name is Teresa Kirby.  I have been in preschool and elementary education for 22 years.  I began my teaching career with a volunteer position in a 4 year old preschool classroom.  It was there that I really developed a passion for teaching, and returned to college at age 42 to pursue a degree in Elementary Education with a concentration in Reading K-12 while being a Teacher's Assistant.   I have taught Kindergarten and/or First Grade for the past 12 years.   

My roots for Glendale-Kenly Elementary and the Kenly community run deep.  I am a graduate of "Kenly" Elementary and North Johnston High School.  I have lived in the Kenly area my entire life.  Two of my four children attended Glendale-Kenly as well. 

I have 4 children - 2 boys and 2 girls.  My youngest daughter recently graduated from NCSU (GO PACK!) and is carrying on the teaching tradition.  

I have 6 grandchildren, ages 3 years to 13 years (4 boys and 2 girls), who are the center of this "Mimi's" world! 

I love to travel to new places every chance I get.  My daughters are usually my travel partners because my husband, Curtis, doesn't share my love for traveling.  He prefers to hang out around the family farm.  

My favorite children's author is James Dean, the creator of Pete the Cat - who just happens to be my most favorite children's book character.

School is cool and reading rocks!


Ms. Ebone Leach

I am assisted in the classroom by Ms. Ebone Leach.  She has been working at GKE as an Instructional Assistant for 10 years.  Ms. Leach is also a Johnston County girl, graduating from SSS High School.  Ms. Leach is also a bus driver.  She enjoys traveling and is an avid Duke fan! 




  • Kindergarten 2022-2023 Schedule

    8:15 - 8:55  Arrival/Focus Stations

    8:55 - 9:10  Morning Meeting

    9:15 - 9:55  Whole Group Reading (HMH)

    10:00 - 10:45  Enhancements

    10:45 - 11:30  Fundations Writing

    11:30 - 12:00  Lunch/Restrooms

    12:00 - 12:15  Heggerty (Phonics/Phonemic Awareness)

    12:15 - 12:30 Writing (HMH)

    12:30 - 1:00 Reading Small Group

    1:00 - 1:30 Recess

    1:30 - 2:00 WIN (What I Need) Time / Snack

    2:00 - 2:30 Math Small Group

    2:30 - 3:15 Math Whole Group

    3:15 - 3:45 Science/Social Studies

    3:45 - 3:55 Pack up / Dismissal


    Enhancement Schedule

    Monday - Music

    Tuesday - PE

    Wednesday - Media/Library

    Thursday - Art

    Friday - Rotating Schedule

JCPS Announcements

  • Trades and Classified Job Fair 2023

    Johnston County Public Schools will hold it's annual Trades & Classified Job Fair on Saturday, June 24. The event will be held from 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. at Smithfield-Selma High School, 700 M Durwood Stephenson Pkwy, Smithfield, NC 27577.

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  • 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.

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  • Public Notice: Johnston Community College Board of Trustee Vacancy

    The Johnston County Board of Education is now accepting applications for the Johnston County Community College Board of Trustee position. The deadline to apply for the vacancy is Friday, June 23, 2023.

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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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  • 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.

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