Ms. Julie Speer

Phone: (919) 934-2455 ext.


Degrees and Certifications:

B.A. Literature from the University of North Carolina at Asheville Enrolled at NCCU. I am working on a Master's in Library Science.

Ms. Julie Speer

About Me:

I have spent most of my career in Asheville, NC where I taught English in grades 9-12 and advised a national-award winning yearbook program. In 2005 I moved to the Raleigh area and taught in both Wake and Johnston county. I am excited to be a part of the Cleveland High School community. I hope the upcoming year will be the best one yet!



  • My Classroom

    When I close my eyes and picture walking into my classroom, I see students busy or should I say INTENT on meeting their personal goals as writers and readers.  Some are working in pairs, others individually.  I am sitting at a table with a small group providing instruction or intervention or enrichment.  There are students on the computers, sitting on the floor, working with tools, writing, sharing, creating and they are all engaged, self-directed, and self-monitoring so that I can focus on working with my small group.  Everyone is involved in meaningful content activities all with the same goal of proving their understanding of the English standards.   The students are focused on the standards individually rather than everyone doing the same thing at the same time.  It is calming for me to think about my classroom operating this way and also daunting - it takes a lot of work, preparation, and foundation building to have a high school classroom that actually works this way!  I've always had this vision, and every year I take steps to make this vision a reality.  So, this school year, I am working to create a classroom that is as close to my vision as possible. 


    Back to School Course Materials:

    • Pencils and Pens
    • Notebook/Spiral 
    • Sticky notes


    Flexible Seating Classroom Wish List:

    • Pub Height Tables (4) and Chairs 
    • Side Table (1)
    • Comfy Vinyl/Leather Chair (2)
    • Floor Lamp (1)
    • Books for Classroom Library


JCPS Announcements

  • Here Comes the Bus coming Fall 2019

    Johnston County Public Schools will begin using Here Comes the Bus in the 2019-2020 school year! Here Comes the Bus is a school bus tracking app that gives parents real-time bus location information and alerts to get students to the bus stop on time. The app is expected to roll out by the first day of school, August 26...

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  • New deadline in JCEF grant process

    The Johnston County Education Foundation has changed its grant process from a three cycle a year process, to a once a year process. The grant deadline will now be November 15th each year and Grant Patrol will be held on the first Wednesday of December.

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  • Free and Reduced Meal Applications

    Free and Reduced meal applications for the 2019-2020 school year are now available online. A new application must be completed each school year...

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