Phone: (919) 989-6418

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Degrees and Certifications:

Bachelor of Science Degree in Early Childhood Education/Special Education Birth - 2nd Grade with a concentration in Psychology. Dual Master's Degree in Early Childhood Education/Special Education Birth - 2nd Grade. Birth - 2nd Grade General Education (New York) Birth - 2nd Grade Students with Disabilities (New York) K-6 General Education (North Carolina) K-6 Exceptional Children (North Carolina)

Valerie Rodriguez

Greetings everyone! I am so excitied to begin my career in North Carolina at West Smithfield Elementary School. I moved to North Carolina in 2017 and I was born and raised in Brooklyn, New York.  I have taught in the field of early childhood education since 2005. I have a Bachelor's Degree in Early Childhood Education/Special Education Birth - 2nd Grade with a concentration in Psychology and I have a Master's Degree in Early Childhood Education/Special Education Birth - 2nd Grade. In my classroom, you will hear singing voices, see hands-on-learning experiences, teamwork, and students will given many opportunities to learn and grow from themselves and each other. The student plus the parent plus the teacher is a formula for success!

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School Announcements

  • End of Grade (EOG) Testing May 17-21

    Students in Grades 3-5 wil be taking End of Grade Tests the week of May 17 - May 2

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  • **PowerSchool Parent Portal**

    Parents, If you have not received your login for the Parent Portal, PLEASE update your child's records with a current email address. You will need to send a note with your child to have your email address updated. Please include your name, your child's name, and your current email address on the note. Mrs. Williams will then be able to update your records and activate your PowerSchool Parent Portal login.

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  • Accessing Report Cards in Parent Portal

    Parents, Follow these step by step directions to access your child's report card on the PowerSchool Parent Portal. There are screenshots to show you exactly where you need to look to find the report card. Please remember that if you have never logged into the Parent Portal, you will need to get a login from the school office. Directions for Report Cards on Parent Portal

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  • Plan A Return to School - March 1, 2021

    The Johnston County Board of Education voted to return Pre-K - 5th grade to Plan A, four days per week, beginning on Monday, March. 1. These students will participate in face-to-face instruction on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday, with Wednesday serving as an asynchronous learning day, to allow for deep cleaning of the schools.

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  • Kindergarten Registration Happening Now for 2021-2022 School Year!

    2021-2022 Kindergarten Registration began Feb. 15 and ends on March 5. For specific questions, parents are asked to call their assigned school. Registration can be completed online for all students. If you need assistance completing your registration or do not have access to a computer to complete the online registration, please call the school to make an appointment.

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JCPS Announcements

  • Deadline approaching for Transportation for 2021-22 School Year

    The deadline is quickly approaching for Johnston County Public Schools families who need transportation for their students during the 2021-2022 school year. Students who will be attending Early College or Career Technical Leadership Academy, which will begin on August 2nd, have until July 22nd to request transportation. Students who will begin school on August 23rd have until August 2nd to request transportation. This date is for all other JCPS Schools on the traditional school calendar.

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  • Summer Meal Service begins June 7

    As the school year comes to a close, JCPS meal service will now operate at 9 sites during the summer months.

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  • JCPS Outdoor Mask Mandate Lifted

    While face masks are still required in all of our indoor facilities, students, staff, and guests of our campuses are no longer required to wear a face covering when outdoors. Students and staff may continue to wear masks when participating in recess or outdoor activities if they choose to do so.

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  • 2021-2022 JCPS Preschool applications now open

    The online application for the Johnston County Public Schools Preschool Program is now available. Parents who are interested in the JCPS Preschool Program are encouraged to apply early, as availability is on a first come, first served basis. The application window closes on June 30th.

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  • Pre-K - 5th Grade to return to Plan A on March 1

    The Johnston County Board of Education voted to return Pre-K - 5th grade to Plan A, four days per week, beginning on Monday, March. 1.

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