Phone: 931-200-1232


Degrees and Certifications:

B.A. in Communication Studies

Mr. William Privott/Reid Guthrie

Hello and welcome to the sixth grade! I am Mr. Guthrie and I will be working with you this semester as your Social Studies teacher while Mr. Privott is away.  Orginally from Tennesee, I grew up on a small farm in the rural Cumberland Plateau.  I graduated from the University of Tennesee with a degree in communication studies. Originally I worked in political communications, however, upon moving to North Carolina I decided to pursue my dream of teaching. I love history and love to share fun and interesting historical facts that contribute to an overall postive learning experience. This semester we will be going across the globe and back through time- a new adventure for both of us.  World geography, ancient history, and the development of ancient civilizations and cultures will be cornerstones of our learning goals throughout the next few months.  I look forward to getting know you this semester!


-Mr. G

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  • JC Board of Education Special Session meeting set for July 29

    A special called session of Johnston County Board of Education has been called for Thursday, July 29 at 5:00 p.m. in the Evander Simpson Building in Smithfield. The open session portions of the meeting and all announcements will be accessible to the public via the livestream available online.

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  • Deadline approaching for Transportation for 2021-22 School Year

    The deadline is quickly approaching for Johnston County Public Schools families who need transportation for their students during the 2021-2022 school year. Students who will be attending Early College or Career Technical Leadership Academy, which will begin on August 2nd, have until July 22nd to request transportation. Students who will begin school on August 23rd have until August 2nd to request transportation. This date is for all other JCPS Schools on the traditional school calendar.

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  • Summer Meal Service begins June 7

    As the school year comes to a close, JCPS meal service will now operate at 9 sites during the summer months.

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  • JCPS Outdoor Mask Mandate Lifted

    While face masks are still required in all of our indoor facilities, students, staff, and guests of our campuses are no longer required to wear a face covering when outdoors. Students and staff may continue to wear masks when participating in recess or outdoor activities if they choose to do so.

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  • 2021-2022 JCPS Preschool applications now open

    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.

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