Ms. Julie Speer

Phone: (919) 553-4064 ext.1594


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 Clayton 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


School Announcements

JCPS Announcements

  • Bus Forms now available

    Bus routes are currently being developed for the upcoming 2019-2020 school year. If you need to sign your child up to ride the bus or have a change of an address for your child, please complete a TIMS form by July 29, 2019 to ensure your child is assigned to a bus by the first day of school...

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  • Free meals offered to students over summer months

    Johnston County Public Schools School Nutrition Services will be offering free meals during the summer months to children and teens 18 and younger through USDA Food and Nutrition Services...

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  • 2019 reIGNITE - Continuing the Conversation

    Are you interested in attending two days of teacher-driven and directed collaboration and learning? JCPS is kicking the year off right and offering reIGNITE at Cleveland High School on August 12 and 13, 2019...

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    PowerSchool Parent Portal is more powerful than ever before. Now with Parent Portal parents can begin the registration process, check their child’s grades, update emergency information, and keep up with the teacher’s classroom lessons and assignments from their smartphone or computer...

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