Phone: 919-989-6039


Degrees and Certifications:

Bachelor of Arts in Literature Master's in Elementary Education

Mrs. Alison Salemo

Hello! I teach 5th grade ELA and Social Studies at Polenta! This is my 4th year as a Puma, and I absolutely adore it! I received my BA in Literature from the Ramapo College of New Jersey. I then received my Masterś in Elementary Education from NC State. In New Jersey, I taught both 4th and 5th grade. I then moved to Raleigh, where I taught 5th grade for 3 years. I am trained in Responsive Classroom and place a large focus on the building of my classroom community. I am currently going through the process of receiving my AIG certification. Additionally, I completed my LETRS certification last year, allowing me a deep knowledge of the science of reading. I am very excited about these additions to all that I have to bring to the classroom in order to support my students as they learn and grow. I live in Johnston County with my husband, daughter, and our 2 rescue dogs, Penny and Sammie. In my free time I love to read and go on adventures with my family. I am so excited for the learning, growing, goal-setting and goal achieving that we have to look forward to in the 2022-2023 school year! We are going to have a great year!! 


Mrs. Salemo’s Homeroom Schedule

8:50   Tardy Bell

8:55   Morning Meeting

9:15   Enhancements

10:00-12:00 ELA/SS

12:00-12:20 RIME Time

12:20-12:50 Recess

12:55-1:20 Lunch

1:20-3:20 Math/Science

3:20-3:55 RIME Time

3:55 Dismissal


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School Announcements

JCPS Announcements

  • Meal Benefit Application Deadline: Oct. 11, 2022

    The meal benefit grace period based on last year’s eligibility status will expire on Tuesday, October 11.

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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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