Phone: 919-553-7113


Degrees and Certifications:

Bachelors in Elementary Education 1-6 Bachelors in Special Education Cross Categorical K-12 Master in Reading and Literacy 1-6 Master Special Education K-12

Mrs. Kristina Beckett

Welcome back to school 2022-2023

I am so excited about our new school year. We are in a new classroom. We have a new tile floor in the room and Mrs. Hale and I have spent a lot of time making it look inviting and roomy.

We will be using SPIRE, Sound Sensible, EnVision Math, Number Worlds, HMH Reading programs again this school year. We have seen a lot of progress using these research-based programs.

Students will use computers for Lexia, Dreambox, Happy Numbers, Boddie, ELLevation, and Prodigy.

Mrs. Hale and I will be working together with your students. Please feel free to call, message using class dojo or email.



Our school supply list:

Copy paper


Glue sticks

Liquid glue

Spiral notebooks

colored pencils

Paper towels

laminating sheets




Welcome to Mrs. Beckett and Mrs.Hale's class. We are a mixed classroom of grade levels, which we truly enjoy. So our day can be very busy with students going to grade level BEP's, lunch and recess with their peers. We are working on phonics, learning the alphabet, numbers, reading and how to get along with each other. We will try to make sure to post on class dojo so that all of you can see the different things your students are doing daily. 

Expectations for our classroom are to at least try your best. Try first and then if you still need help, ask a teacher. We are trying to help the students to work as independently as they can and to use good manners. 

Since our students go with different classes to BEP's, lunch and recess I will not post all of the BEP schedule. I can give each individual family a schedule if needed, but we have it on a bulletin board to help encourage the students to become responsible for themselves. 

Every Friday we have a rally in the gym as a whole school to get rewards and positive thoughts for our six different houses. This is a good community building for our school so that each person feels a sense of belonging. 





I moved here from Arizona, which is on the west coast. I have been in North Carolina for 6 years now and I love it here. My youngest son, daughter-in-law and granddaughter live here in Clayton. They had been stationed at Fort Bragg and decided to stay in North Carolina, specifically Clayton and not go back to Arizona. My husband and I decided that we liked it here enough to move here so that we could be near our granddaughter. We have two other sons, one in Florida with his wife and their four-legged boy (Baxter) our middle son lives in South Dakota with his wife and our 13 year old granddaughter.

It has been a big change for us, but we have felt so welcome. Our home is in the Cleveland area. We have downsized from the house we had in Arizona, but we are in an area where we are not right up next to our neighbors, which we are truly enjoying. We have a front porch and back deck that we can barbeque and just relax on. My husband loves to garden, so with the bigger yard he has been able to plant vegetables. We have two dogs, Jasper a Shih Tzu and Maggie, a German Shepard/Corgie. We love the weather here and it is so nice to go to the beach in just a short drive.

I am so thankful to work at West Clayton Elementary. Everyone has been wonderful and I am looking forward to getting to know everyone and working with your children.


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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