Degrees and Certifications:
Bachelor of Modern Languages Bachelor in Visual Arts Master in Audiovisual Script Writing
I am Jorge Puentes and I come from Bogotá, the capital of Colombia. I studied Visual Arts and Modern Languages at the Pontificia Universidad Javeriana and later I did my Master in Audiovisual Script Writing at the Universidad Internacional de la Rioja. I speak English, French and Italian and I love my profession as a teacher. My third year here at Selma represents one more achievement and I want to continue giving my best to show my students and colleagues how wonderful my culture is.
Mi nombre es Jorge Puentes y soy de Bogotá, la capital de Colombia. Estudié Artes Visuales y Lenguas Modernas en la Pontificia Universidad Javeriana y posteriormente hice mi maestria en Escritura de Guiones audiovisuales en la Universidad Internacional de la Rioja. Hablo inglés, francés e italiano y me encanta mi profesión como maestro. Mi tercer año aca en Selma representa un logro más y quiero seguir dando lo mejor de mi para mostrar a mis estudiantes y compañeros, lo maravillosa que es mi cultura.
Our district is launching a new portion of our website to further communicate bus delays and replacements with our families. We encourage those who have a student who utilizes our transportation to get to or from school to visit www.johnston.k12.nc.us/busdelays for updates on our school bus routes beginning Tuesday, January 18.
North Carolina schools are required to administer ACCESS for ELLs 2.0 to all students identified as English Learners (ELs) in the spring of each year to determine their progress in learning English. Each student is tested in four areas: Listening, Speaking, Reading, and Writing. This assessment helps us monitor their English language development.
Our district is continuing to follow the guidance and recommendations from the Johnston County Public Health Department, the CDC, and the Strong Schools NC Toolkit, and we will now adhere to a 5 day quarantine period for students or staff members who tests positive for COVID-19. This is a change from the previous 10 day quarantine time.
Johnston County Public Schools is participating in the Test to Stay Program, a voluntary study with Duke University and the ABC Collaborative. Due to that participation our students now have more options if they are deemed a close contact to a positive COVID-19 case while at school.
The Johnston County Board of Education voted unanimously to approve the 2022 Johnston County Public Schools salary schedule at their regularly scheduled Dec. 14 meeting.
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