Phone: 919.553.4064 ext. 1566
Degrees and Certifications:
Ms. Mary Kane Ziegler
Welcome to the 2020-21 school year!
My name is Ms. Ziegler, or as many students tend to call me - Ms. Z! I am thrilled to teach a variety of classes at both the honors and standard level for English II, English III and English IV.
I graduated from NC State with a bachelors degree in English Literature: Writing and Editing, and spent 20+ years as a marketing communications and PR executive in a variety of leadership roles. I have 3 children - a daughter and CHS graduate who is enjoying her senior year at NC State, a son who will be joining her there in the Spring, and a younger son who is now a sophomore at CHS!
My approach to teaching is to create a fun, interactive environment while using my experience in the corporate world to reinforce the importance of delivering high-quality work, setting and achieving goals, and adhering to deadlines. Through the rigorous study of all aspects of language and literature, students learn, refine and master critical skills related to comprehension, writing, persuasion techniques, and effective public speaking that will serve them well throughout their post-high school experiences.
Students - I have an OPEN DOOR policy, and you are ALWAYS welcome to email, call or stop by my room - 610! (So, no excuses for not getting any extra help you may need. :-))
Parents, please feel free to email or call as well, and I am happy to meet with you for a scheduled conference at your convenience.
Comets - ALL IN!
For the past 15 years, Johnston County Public Schools has honored our local veterans with a special Veterans Day celebration program. The 2020 celebration will be held virtually on Wednesday, Nov. 11. The online program begins at 11 a.m., and a link to the program will be posted...
Information on social distancing in school settings has been recently updated by the NC Department of Health and Human Services (NCDHHS). Upon receiving information from the NCDHHS, we consulted with the Johnston County Public Health Department on the impact these updates will have on our school system. This ongoing collaboration continues to guide our decision-making as students return to classrooms for in-person instruction.
As students in grades K-5 begin returning to school, the curbside locations for free meals will now be located at each middle and high school. The curbside meal locations at our elementary schools will end on Friday, Oct. 2 and will open at the middle and high schools on Monday, Oct. 5.
The Johnston County Board of Education approved a back to school plan at a special called session on Thursday, Sept. 25.