Phone: 919-284-2821 ext. 3252
Degrees and Certifications:
Bachelors of Arts in Interpersonal Communication Masters of Arts in Elementary Education
Mrs. Catherine S. Ward
Welcome! I have been teaching since 2016. I adore teaching 2nd grade! I grew up in Sampson County, but currently call Johnston County home. I love being a teacher for so many reasons. I truly enjoy giving students the tools they need to succeed, and watching them take ownership of their own learning. I also love building genuine relationships with my students. I believe that students have to have a positive and nurturing learning environment to be academically successful. In our classroom we also have very high academic and behavior expectations. We give it our best each day, but every day is a fresh start! I am so grateful to be a part of the GKE family!
A special called session of Johnston County Board of Education has been called for Thursday, July 29 at 5:00 p.m. in the Evander Simpson Building in Smithfield. The open session portions of the meeting and all announcements will be accessible to the public via the livestream available online.
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.
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.
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.