Phone: 919-934-8979 ext 5762


Degrees and Certifications:

- B.S. Speech Pathology and Audiology at West Virginia University (with a minor in Special Education) - M.Ed., Communication Disorders and Audiology from North Carolina Central University. -NC Board of Examiners License in Speech Language Pathology -Certificate of Clinical Competence in Speech Pathology

Mrs. Chareen Monk

Welcome to Speech Therapy at South Smithfield Elementary School!

I am thrilled to be returning to South Smithfield Elementary for my fourth year. I have been a speech therapist for almost 30 years, but SSE feels like home. My therapy room is #37 on the 3-5 wing. I serve on the Assisive Technology Team in Johnston County Schools so I travel from school to school but SSE is my base school. If you need to reach me, you may email or call my room and I will return your call or message as soon as I am able to. 

If your child has been assigned to me for speech, I will be in contact with you to schedule their yearly IEP. The purpose of this is to review their goals that we will be working on over the next year in speech therapy. If you have concerns before that time, please feel free to reach out to me. 


Just a few reminders:

- For students who come to SSE just for speech, we follow the Johnston County Schools Restart Calendar for teacher workdays, holidays and early releases. 

- For updates regarding inclement weather, please check the county website: or look for postings on WRAL or ABC News. 

- Please let me know if your child has any special dietary restrictions since we sometimes use food and flavor additives in speech. 

- My email is or I can be reached at (919) 934-8979 extension 5762.


I am looking forward to a great school year with you!


Mrs. Chareen Monk




School Announcements

JCPS Announcements

  • JCPS to Utilize New Website for Bus Updates

    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 for updates on our school bus routes beginning Tuesday, January 18.

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  • ACCESS testing for English Language Learners

    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.

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  • Updated COVID-19 Quarantine Guidance

    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.

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  • JCPS offering Test to Stay Program

    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.

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  • JC Board of Education approves 2022 JCPS salary schedule

    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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