Phone: 919-359-2769 ext.4768
Degrees and Certifications:
Mrs. Jennifer Hester
Welcome to 8th Grade Social Studies!
Visit my website at bit.ly/hesterhistory2021-2022
All About Mrs. Hester:
I am a Clayton native and now reside in Garner with my husband and young son. I graduated from Clayton High School in 1999 and went on to receive my Bachelor's of Arts degree in History from Barton College in 2003. In 2005, I completed the courses necessary to obtain my North Carolina teaching credentials at ECU.
I began teaching through lateral entry at Smithfield Middle in 2004. At SMS, I taught 6th & 8th grade Social Studies. I also coached volleyball and softball for my 8 years there. In 2012, I left SMS to teach at Wakefield Middle School in Raleigh. I taught 8th grade Social Studies, ran the school's newscast and sponsered the WMS Student Council.
This is my fifth year at Riverwood Middle! I fell in love with history in the 8th grade and strive to pass my excitement for history on to my students. In my class, I teach using a variety of methods in hopes to engage all of my students in a life-long love for learning.
Assignments & classroom resources can be found in your class' Google Classroom. My goal is to communicate with parents through a weekly email blasts that will go out on Fridays. We will also be using Class Dojo this year.
Johnston County Public Schools is now offering a Substitute Teacher Temporary Incentive Pay Plan for substitutes.
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.