Kindergarten Team Newsletter

Mrs. Andrea Hall

Phone: (919) 989-6418

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Degrees and Certifications:

Stone Ridge Community College, Associates Degree in Individual Studies State University of New York at New Paltz, Bachelor's Degree in Elementary Education State University of New York at Oneonta, Master's Degree in Elementary Education

Mrs. Andrea Hall

My Reason for Teaching:  I grew up in upstate New York, surrounded by an extensive extended family.  I spent my days exploring the woods and wildlife around me, never tiring of catching frogs, garter snakes, and lightning bugs.  I had a million questions, and luckily for me, I had so many family members I could turn to that would answer them.  The nurturing of my childhood interests later inspired me to become a teacher.  I love the excitement my students have for learning, and my aim is to encourage and support them in their quest for knowledge.

My Family Life:  My husband and I met during my first year of college, and we just celebrated our 26th wedding anniversary.  We have three children that keep us very busy.  Our oldest daughter earned her Associate's Degree at Johnston Community College, and is now attending Western Carolina.  Our son just graduated from West Johnston, and is attending Johnston Community College, with plans to transfer to UNC Charlotte.  Our youngest daughter is a student at West Johnston, and she is interested in pursuing a career as a pediatric oncologist.  

My Interests:  I love to read!  One of my greatest sources of joy is to share books with my students, but I also read every chance I get at home.  I enjoy all genres, but my particular favorites are crime thrillers, especially written by John Sandford, Ridley Pearson, and Jeffery Deaver.  My husband and I also enjoy walking around trails with our chocolate Lab, Java.  I have also been able to travel, and my favorite destination is Cozumel.  I spent almost the whole time snorkeling, and had the opportunity to see iguanas, coatis, and a Blue Crab migration. 

Teaching Experience:

Harnett Primary School 2006- 2017, Kindergarten

West Smithfield Elementary 2017- Present, Kindergarten 

 

School Announcements

JCPS Announcements

  • Board of Education Meeting set for July 14

    The Johnston County Board of Education meeting will be held on Tuesday, July 14, at 4p.m. in the Evander Simpson Building in Smithfield. To comply with the Governor’s Executive Order, only the board members will be allowed in the boardroom. However, the open session portions of the meeting and all announcements will be accessible to the public via the livestream available online at www.johnston.k12.nc.us/boelive...

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  • High School Graduation Ceremony Update

    Based on guidance from the Johnston County Health Department and taking into consideration the growing number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in the county in recent weeks, the original plan to host “modified” traditional graduation ceremonies will not be possible....

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  • JCPS delays summer athletic workouts until further notice

    THURSDAY, JULY 2, 2020
    After careful review of the current trends regarding COVID-19, Johnston County Public Schools will delay voluntary workouts for high school fall sports athletic teams until at least July 20...

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  • JCPS considering three reopening scenarios for 2020-2021 school year

    Johnston County Public Schools has begun planning three possible reopening plans for the 2020-2021 school year in response to the current COVID-19 pandemic. Based upon recently released documents provided to all school districts...

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