Phone: 919-989-6418 x 6350
Degrees and Certifications:
Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education Master of Science in Literacy (birth through grade 12) Certified in Early Childhood Education, Elementary Education, and Reading
Mrs. Alicia Matthews
Welcome to Second Grade
We are going to have an exciting year full of learning adventures!
I cannot wait to learn all about YOU, so I'll tell you a little bit about myself.
I am originally from NY where I earned my bachelor's degree in elementary education, and my mater's degree in literacy. I began my career in education as an early childhood teacher, and then became the director of the early childhood center where I taught. While in NY I taught kindergarten, and second grade. In 2012, I moved to NC where I've taught kindergarten, second grade, and fourth grade in Johnston county.
I have a wonderful husband named Jay, an awesome daughter named Ayla who attends JCC, and amazing daughter named Maiven who attends CTLA at JCC. We have two adorable chihuahuas named Rosie & Rico, and a curious cat named Sylvia.
When I'm not teaching I like to spend much of my time outside. I like to garden, swim, go for walks, and visit new places.
Now, that you know a little bit about me... it's my turn to learn all about YOU, and I can't wait!
The best form of contact for me is ClassDojo.
You can also contact me via email: firstname.lastname@example.org
or phone 919-989-6418 x 6350
Please have your child visit our Google Classroom to access a variety of learning links that I have provided. To access our Google Classroom visit classroom.google.com. Login with the username and password that you use for the chromebooks at school. Click on the "classwork" tab to access learning links and assignments.
Please feel free to contact me with any questions, concerns, or needed support.
As your child begins third grade, you will see a concentrated focus in ensuring students can read at or above grade level and is making progress in reading proficiency, so they can read, comprehend, integrate, and apply complex texts needed for secondary education and career success. As part of the Read to Achieve law (G.S. §115C-83.1) passed by the General Assembly in 2012, your child will take the Beginning-of-Grade 3 (BOG3) Reading Test to establish a baseline measure of beginning third-grade reading skills. This test will be administered within the first 20 days of face to face instruction, October 26 - November 23, 2020
We know this is year will be different for everyone...students, families and staff, so we want to do all we can to keep you informed and answer any questions that you may have during this time.
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.
Progress Report dates will be shared by individual schools. It is essential to activate PowerSchool Parent Portal in order to review your child’s academic progress, school attendance, and to stay informed...