Degrees and Certifications:

Mr. Joseph Panzarella

My name is Joseph Panzarella, and I am your 2020-2021 ELA and Social Studies Teacher. This is my 19th year teaching, and I am very excited to take this brand new journey with you. 


I love music and I play several instruments, including guitar, harmonica, and drums.  I am a huge fan of The Beatles, Bob Dylan, and Tom Petty…(you should check them out on YouTube.)  I have three children who are Johnston County students just like you.  My 9th grader will be at  West Johnston High School.  My 6th grader will be at McGees Crossroads Middle School, and my 4th grader will be at Dixon Road Elementary School.  I am also a big WWE fan.  My favorite sport is football, which I played in college, at Kent State University in Ohio.  My teams are the Ohio State Buckeyes and the Cleveland Browns.



    5th Grade Daily Schedule:

    8:15-8:25: Homeroom

    8:30-9:30: Block 1 ELA/Social Studies

    9:32-10:32: Elective for the Quarter

    10:39-11:39: Block 3 ELA/Social Studies

    11:40-1:10: Lunch/Teacher Office Hours , Independent Work, Goal Setting and Tracking 

    1:12-2:12: Block 4 ELA/Social Studies

    2:19-3:19: Block 5 ELA/Social Studies

    3:20-3:30: Closing/Reflect, Goal Set, Pack Up