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My name is Cristal Atkinson. I am a native of the Benson community. I am so excited to teach kindergarten again this year! I have worked in Johnston County Public schools for 12 years as of this year. I have served as a substitute teacher, teacher assistant, and a bus driver.
I am married to my high school sweetheart who is the love of my life. We have four wonderful children and one grandson. We have an amazing daughter and our three sons I am proud to say serve our country by way of being in the military. I am very family oriented and love spending time with my family. I am a member of a nonprofit organization called Granny’s Angels of which our motto is “A Family Affair Called to Care Helping Others Help Themselves.”
Education is especially important, and I am so proud to be a part of helping children learn new and exciting things. I love coming up with creative and fun ways to teach. I am excited about working with parents, students, guardians, grandparents, and other staff members to make this a successful academic school year here at BES for our students.
I enjoy spending time at the beach with my family. I love scented candles and reading a good inspirational novel.
Welcome to Kindergarten we are going to have an exciting and successful school year!
Mrs. Atkinson’s and Mrs. Hernandez Class Schedule
8:15-8:40- Arrive/Unpack/bathroom/morning centers
8:45-8:55 - Morning Meeting
8:55-9:10 - Heggerty
9:10-9:50 - Fundations
9:50-10:20 - Whole Group Reading and Vocabulary
10:20- 11:20 - Reading Small Groups
11:20-12:00 - Writing Workshop
12:00-12:25 - Lunch
12:30-1:00 - Science/Social Studies
1:00- 1:30- Recess/snack
1:30-2:30- Envisions Math
2:30- 3:20- Enhancements (weekly rotations)
3:50-4:00- Carpool/Buses Dismissal
Johnston County Public Schools is now offering a Substitute Teacher Temporary Incentive Pay Plan for substitutes.
At their August meeting, the Johnston County Board of Education voted 4-3 to make face coverings required indoors in all Johnston County Public Schools campuses and on all buses for students, staff, and guests. This updated mask requirement is effective immediately.