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.
A special called session of Johnston County Board of Education has been called for Thursday, July 29 at 5:00 p.m. in the Evander Simpson Building in Smithfield. The open session portions of the meeting and all announcements will be accessible to the public via the livestream available online.
The deadline is quickly approaching for Johnston County Public Schools families who need transportation for their students during the 2021-2022 school year. Students who will be attending Early College or Career Technical Leadership Academy, which will begin on August 2nd, have until July 22nd to request transportation. Students who will begin school on August 23rd have until August 2nd to request transportation. This date is for all other JCPS Schools on the traditional school calendar.
While face masks are still required in all of our indoor facilities, students, staff, and guests of our campuses are no longer required to wear a face covering when outdoors. Students and staff may continue to wear masks when participating in recess or outdoor activities if they choose to do so.
The online application for the Johnston County Public Schools Preschool Program is now available. Parents who are interested in the JCPS Preschool Program are encouraged to apply early, as availability is on a first come, first served basis. The application window closes on June 30th.