Valerie Rodriguez

Phone: (919) 989-6418


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

  • At Home Learning Packet Pickup Times

    We realize that some of you may not have internet and or devices and we have prepared packets with review material for your child. Pick up times will be as follows: Thursday, March 26 from 11:30 am-2:00 pm and from 3:00-6:00 pm. Also on Friday from 11:30-2:00.

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  • Important Information about At Home Learning During School Closure

    As you are aware, per Governor Cooper's Executive Order, schools will remain closed until May 15. At this time, there is an online repository of student learning opportunities on the website to keep students engaged. Please click for more information.

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  • Showcase of Stars - CANCELLED

    Out of an abundance of caution and to assure the safety of our students, teachers, families and community, Johnston County Ed Foundation has made the very difficult decision to cancel the Showcase of Stars event scheduled for Sat., March 14. Please click here for more information.

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  • Biomes Night

    Join us on March 5, 2020 as we have our Biomes Night. Come from 5 pm - 5:45 pm to visit grade level classrooms to see their Biomes Displays. At 6, K-5 will have a Biomes Performance in the Cafeteria. You don't want to miss this opportunity to see all that our students have been learning!

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  • Showcase of Stars - March 14, 2020

    Important information for parents and students regarding Showcase of Stars, including ticket sales and performance times can be found here...

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JCPS Announcements

  • Graduation Ceremony Information

    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.

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  • COVID-19 District Updates

    JCPS has created a COVID-19 COmmunication website. This site features all of the latest information surrounding COVID-19, including meal sites and delivery information, support opportunities, learning at home, and more.

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  • Board of Education Budget Work Session set for April 27

    The Johnston County Board of Education will hold a budget work session on Tuesday, April 27. The meeting will begin at 5:00 p.m. and be held in the Evander Simpson Building in Smithfield.

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