Degrees and Certifications:
BS in Management Masters in Elementary Education
Ms. Heather Chitwood
Welcome to Ms. Chitwood's 1st-grade class!
I am so excited to work with you and your child! It’s going to be a year full of fun, learning, and lots of adventures and I can’t wait to see what the year has in store for us! I thought you might like to know a little bit about me.
This is my fifth year teaching at McGee’s Crossroads Elementary School and my eleventh year of elementary teaching. I attended Cape Fear High School and received my Masters in Elementary Education in 2012. I have two teenage daughters, my oldest is in the AVID program at SSS and my youngest is attending the virtual academy this year. I also have a dog, Autumn and a cat, Charlie.
My hope is to instill a love for learning in my students. Please let me know if you have any questions or concerns. It is so important to keep communication open between us. I look forward to a great year together!
There have been significant changes to the Strong Schools NC toolkit that affects the quarantine procedures our staff and students must follow if they are exposed to a positive case of COVID-19. Any student or staff member who is currently quarantined due to an exposure of a positive COVID-19 case may return to school or work tomorrow, unless the close contact is a housemate. We are able to make this adjustment because our district requires masks for all students, staff, and guests.
Our district is launching a new portion of our website to further communicate bus delays and replacements with our families. We encourage those who have a student who utilizes our transportation to get to or from school to visit www.johnston.k12.nc.us/busdelays for updates on our school bus routes beginning Tuesday, January 18.
North Carolina schools are required to administer ACCESS for ELLs 2.0 to all students identified as English Learners (ELs) in the spring of each year to determine their progress in learning English. Each student is tested in four areas: Listening, Speaking, Reading, and Writing. This assessment helps us monitor their English language development.
Our district is continuing to follow the guidance and recommendations from the Johnston County Public Health Department, the CDC, and the Strong Schools NC Toolkit, and we will now adhere to a 5 day quarantine period for students or staff members who tests positive for COVID-19. This is a change from the previous 10 day quarantine time.