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Ms. Chica

Welcome to this year 2022-2023!!

My name is Deya Chica. I am the Spanish teacher for the Dual Language Program in 1st grade. I am originally  from Cali, Colombia. I have two Bachelor’s Degrees: Foreign Languages (English and French), and a Law Degree (I am a Human Rights Lawyer). I studied at Santiago de Cali University. I am a professional in constant training, aware of pedagogical practice and humanistic vocation. This is my fourth year at Polenta and my 14th year teaching. My first year of teaching was in Elementary School, and I have taught English and French as a second language. Then I went to a Military School, where I taught Elementary, Middle and High school students. Prior to being tenured here and coming to the United States, I worked with the Colombian Government as an adviser for the public school system. I trained  more than 100 teachers, principals and assistant principals.

The school will always be a place with open doors to answer your questions and to consider your proposals. I am convinced that dialogue is the best tool to build ourselves into a community of people working towards a common goal. Here is a woman, a human, a professional, proud of what I have been doing for years: facilitating learning and engendering smiles.

I am a responsible, enthusiastic, creative, engaging, inspiring educator; a dedicated teacher that will always try her best. My favorite color is pink, my favorite food is salads. I love the fitness lifestyle and I love traveling. 

I am looking forward to meeting you and your child. We have some great things planned for this school year!   


Ms. Chica

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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