Phone: 919-359-6300


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Mrs. Hayward


This will be my 17th of teaching and my 4th year, here, at Riverwood Elementary.  I love what I do and desire to help students grow and learn as a whole child.  I feel that each child is a gift and has special talents and abilities that make them unique and special.  In our classroom there is a culture of acceptance and respect for everyone.  We work together as a team to help each other achieve our individual goals and to encourage each other to reach our highest potential.  I cannot wait to meet my 22-23 students and look forward to learning about you and your families.  

A little bit about myself:  I moved to Clayton with my family 3 years ago, from Mebane, NC, where I worked at South Mebane Elementary.  I have a son in 9th grade at CHS, a sixth grader at RMS, and a 5th grader at RES.  We are a family that spends a lot of time on the soccer field and at the volleyball court, and we love quality time with neighbors and church families.  I love to spend time outdoors and enjoy running (when I have time.) 

We are going to have a wonderful year!

School Announcements

JCPS Announcements

  • 2023-2024 School Calendars Approved

    The Johnston County Board of Education approved the 2023-2024 Traditional Staff and Student Calendars at their March Board of Education meeting. 

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  • New Wellness Opportunity for JCPS Students, Staff, and Families

    Johnston County Public Schools is committed to the health, safety, and well-being of our students, staff, and families. With that in mind, we are excited to announce to you our partnership with Care Solace, a mental health care coordination service.

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  • JCPS to hold Job Fair on April 15

    Johnston County Public Schools will hold a Job Fair on Saturday, April 15 from 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM at West Johnston High School.

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  • Updated School Nutrition Information for 2022-23

    We hope that you and your student have already noticed some of the exciting new food and  meal opportunities we are offering in our cafeterias this school year. Our new options will include more fresh produce, vegetarian options, and opportunities for students to customize their meal choice. These new offerings will be available at both breakfast and lunch. 

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  • 2022 Growth Needs Update

    Johnston County Public Schools Chief of Facilities and Construction Brooks Moore presented the 2022 Growth Needs Update to the Johnston County Board of Education at their March meeting.

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