Phone: 919-661-6184 Ext. 6472
Degrees and Certifications:
Master of Education in Elementary Education
Hello! My name is Sophia Downing and this is my fourth year at West View Elementary School. I am excited about the new school year because I love to teach and work with the community and staff at West View Elementary. In 2007, I graduated from North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University with a Bachelor's degree in Journalism. In 2017, I graduated from Grand Canyon University with a Master's in Elementary Education. Children are our future and it is an honor to educate and encourage them every day.
9:10-9:55- 4th Grade
10:45-11:30- 2nd Grade
12:10-12:55- 3rd Grade
1:00-1:45- 1st Grade
2:45-3:35- 5th Grade
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.
Johnston County Public Schools is participating in the Test to Stay Program, a voluntary study with Duke University and the ABC Collaborative. Due to that participation our students now have more options if they are deemed a close contact to a positive COVID-19 case while at school.
The Johnston County Board of Education voted unanimously to approve the 2022 Johnston County Public Schools salary schedule at their regularly scheduled Dec. 14 meeting.