Degrees and Certifications:
Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education
Hello! My name is Hannah Cooke. I was born and raised in Raleigh, NC and this is my fifth year at River Dell. I received my Bachelors degree in Elementary Education from North Carolina State University in 2017. As a teacher, I believe that learning begins with trust. I will focus on building a strong relationship with each student in order to create a safe and welcoming classroom community that is based on mutual respect. I believe that learning should be engaging and fun, and I hope to inspire my students to become lifelong learners. Outside of school, I love spending time with my family and friends, dancing, hiking, and cheering on the Wolfpack! I'm looking forward to a great year!
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.
The online application for the Johnston County Public Schools Preschool Program is now available. Parents who are interested in the JCPS Preschool Program are encouraged to apply early, as availability is on a first come, first served basis. The application window closes on June 30th.
We are happy to report that buses and carpool are running more smoothly each day, and we want to say thank you for your patience. Please remember that K-2 car riders will begin to load at 3:50 and 3-5 car riders will begin to load at 4:00. It is very important for the safety of our students that all cars picking up students have an official RDE carpool tag.
We are very excited to welcome our 1st through 5th grade students and their families back to school at our Open House event tomorrow night, Thursday, August 19th. Students whose last names begin with the letters L-Z are scheduled to visit their classrooms and meet their teachers from 4:00-5:00pm. Students whose last names begin with the letters A-K are scheduled to visit their classrooms and meet their teachers from 5:30-6:30pm.
We are excited to welcome students back to our buildings full time beginning Monday, August 23. We look forward to a wonderful school year for all. Throughout the school year you will receive many important messages from our ConnectEd system. Tonight, I would like to share a few reminders with you about our Board of Education’s decision to require face coverings in our buildings.
Our yearbooks are finally here! Students that purchased a yearbook will receive it during orientation on August 19th. It will be in your child's classroom. Students attending Thanksgiving Elementary or Archer Lodge Middle will receive the yearbook at their current school.