Degrees and Certifications:
-B.S. Business and Economics, History- UNCG -M.A.T. Secondary Social Studies- NCSU -NC Firefighter I & II -Basic Life Support/CPR,AED- AHA -Community Emergency Response Team- NC EM -Introduction to Incident Command System- FEMA -ICS for Single Resources & Initial Action Incident- FEMA -National Incident Management System- FEMA -National Response Framework- FEMA -Active Shooter: What You Can Do- FEMA -Preparing for Mass Casualty Incidents: Guide for Schools, Higher Education, and Houses of Worship- FEMA - 2018-2019 Johnston County Teacher of the Year
Mr. Lance Atkinson
Before I came to teaching I spent years as a firefighter and time working with North Carolina Emergency Management. With that said I am a certified North Carolina Firefighter I & II and hold other varying certificates in emergency management and incident planning. I earned my Bachelor’s Degree in Business and Economics with a Minor in History from The University of North Carolina at Greensboro. During my undergraduate studies I was able to have an exhibit at the High Point History Museum based on my research and project I completed in my History of North Carolina class. Also, I was able to study abroad for international entrepreneurship at the Université catholique de Louvain in Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium. I then attended North Carolina State University and earned my Master of Arts in Teaching: Secondary Social Studies Degree.
I am a Johnston County local and native to the area. I graduated just down the road at West Johnston High School and would not want to be teaching in any other school district. I am extremely proud to teach and call Clayton High School my home. COMETS ALL IN!
Below is the link to my classroom website.
1st: American History II Honors
3rd: American History II Honors
4th: American History I
Comet Time Tutorial Schedule:
Wednesday- Comet A & B
Friday- Comet B & C
At this time, all traditional high school graduations are still planned for May 29. Graduation ceremonies for Johnston County Early College Academy and Johnston County Career and Technical Leadership Academy will now take place on May 16th, rather than the original date of May 15th.
The April Johnston County Board of Education meeting will be held on Tuesday, April 7. The virtual meeting will begin at 4:00 p.m and will be conducted via Zoom To Comply With Social Distancing Orders. Members of the public make access the meeting via livestream.