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Masters in Educational Administration , Notre Dame of Marbel University, Philippines Bachelor of Arts in English, Notre Dame of Marbel University Bachelor in Science in Education major in History, Holy Cross of Davao University, Philippines K-12 ESL Certification

Ms. Norma Tedera

Hello West Smithfield parents,

I am the kindergarten teacher. This year is going to be an exciting year. I have taught for more than 20 years.This is my fourth year teaching at West Smithfield Elementary School

I graduated my Master of Arts in Education, Bachelor of Arts in English from Notre Dame of Marbel University and Bachelor of Secondary Education in History from Holy Cross of Davao University in the Philippines.

I love to read books. My love for reading began in my preschool age. I was attracted to print and pictures. When I started schooling, I was in awe at the collection of so many reading materials in our school library. It opened a whole new world of learning, experiencing the delight in immersing myself in books, novels. This is why I collect books and reading materials.

I love to travel:

Travel means adventure. Ziplining over the jungle canopy in Lake Sebu, Philippines, night safari in Singapore , riding a shinkansen (bullet train) in Japan, cruising in Bahamas, savoring exotic food in Hong Kong and China, cruising the Blue Danube river in Budapest, traversing Halstatt Village, A UNESCO World Heritage site in Austria, watching the "saints" marching out of the Astronomical Clock in Prague, soaking into the warm waters of the Blue Lagoon, the best known spa in Iceland, enjoying a Mozart dinner concert in Prague, navigating cautiously the Belfast Giants Causeway, viewing the Games of Thrones locations in Northern Ireland and walking tour of picturesque Dublin. 

Travel teaches learning domains in an intense hands-on way. I love to share my travel experiences with my students, friends and family.

 

 

 

 

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  • Violin Class Signups Going On Now!

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  • Board of Education Meeting set for Sept 14

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  • Beginning of Grade (BOG) Testing Letter

    As your child begins third grade, you will see a concentrated focus in ensuring students can read at or above grade level and are making progress in reading proficiency. The goal is to ensure all third grade students can read, comprehend, integrate, and apply complex texts needed for secondary education and career success. As part of the Read to Achieve law (G.S. §115C-83.1) passed by the General Assembly in 2012, your child will take the Beginning-of-Grade 3 (BOG3) Reading Test to establish a baseline measure of beginning third-grade reading skills. This test will be administered on September 7, 2021.

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  • School Supply Lists - 2021/2022

    School Supply Lists are here for the 2020/2021 School Year.

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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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JCPS Announcements

  • JC BOE votes to require masks for all JCPS students and staff

    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.

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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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