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. Currently I am pursuing a second Masters Degree, but this time from UNC Wilmington and in History.
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!
Make sure you sign into our Google Classroom and sign up for our class Remind! The information is below under my schedule!
Schedule Fall 2020:
2nd: American History I
3rd: American History I
4th: American History I
The Johnston County Board of Education approved a back to school plan at a special called session on Thursday, Sept. 25.
Progress Report dates will be shared by individual schools. It is essential to activate PowerSchool Parent Portal in order to review your child’s academic progress, school attendance, and to stay informed...
Beginning Tuesday, September 8, JCPS will operate its curbside meal service at only its elementary school sites. Students in all grade levels can receive a meal from any of the 23 elementary school sites at no cost...
Johnston County Public Schools has begun posting the number of confirmed, school-related COVID-19 cases that are reported to us by the Johnston County Health Department. This will give families and staff more information about how the pandemic is impacting the school system.