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!
We are offering a new opportunity for our families this winter break. Parents are invited to sign up to receive holiday meal kits that will be distributed from all of our high school sites. Each meal kit will include seven days of packaged breakfast and lunch meals per child.
Every JCPS parent must fill out the Second Semester Choice form to choose either the Virtual Program OR face-to-face instruction for each of their students. The Second Semester Choice form is to be filled out for ALL students in grades PreK-12. If a child is going to participate in face-to-face instruction for the second semester, the parent will be asked to fill out transportation information for the student in the form. A form for each student should be completed by Nov. 30.
Information on social distancing in school settings has been recently updated by the NC Department of Health and Human Services (NCDHHS). Upon receiving information from the NCDHHS, we consulted with the Johnston County Public Health Department on the impact these updates will have on our school system. This ongoing collaboration continues to guide our decision-making as students return to classrooms for in-person instruction.