Degrees and Certifications:
Associate of Arts in Communications and Broadcasting systems Bachelors of Science in Elementary Education Reading Certifications K-9
Mrs. Jessica Byrd
My name is Jessica Byrd, this is my second year at Dixon Road and in Johnston County schools as a teacher! I am back to the system as I was a teacher assistant in 2006-2008, and I myself attended Johnston County Schools as a student. I graduated from West Johnston. I am married and have two step-daughters and a two year old son. I have taught third grade for most of my career, however I have taught reading intervention and I was a teacher assistant in kindergarten and first grade for several years while attenting East Carolina University. Some interesting things about me are I have been skydiving, and I have auditioned for American Idol. I love butterfinger candy bars, mint chocolate chip ice cream, coffee, playing with my son, and learning new innovative ways to teach and make learning fun.
Please reach me in CLASS DOJO, if youre in my class this year, I have already added you and you are connected! PLEASE CHECK IN WITH ME!
Let's have a great year!
9:05-9:15 Morning Meeting
9:05-9:30 Letterland (Phonics Instruction)
9:30-10:35 Literacy Instruction
10:35-12:00 Small Group meetings
1:15-1:50 Math Instruction
1:50--3 Small group meetings
** when there is not live meetings scheduled for you, you complete activites, watch videos, or do choice boards for both this class and enhancements. I will upload and post videos and activities in an organized post in Google Classroom so that things can get done on your time. However, we will have due dates and drop off days each week.
We are offering a new opportunity for our families this winter break. Parents are invited to sign up to receive holiday meal kits that will be distributed from all of our high school sites. Each meal kit will include seven days of packaged breakfast and lunch meals per child.
Every JCPS parent must fill out the Second Semester Choice form to choose either the Virtual Program OR face-to-face instruction for each of their students. The Second Semester Choice form is to be filled out for ALL students in grades PreK-12. If a child is going to participate in face-to-face instruction for the second semester, the parent will be asked to fill out transportation information for the student in the form. A form for each student should be completed by Nov. 30.
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.