Degrees and Certifications:
Bachelor Degree in Elementary Education with a Math/Science concentration Masters Degree in Reading Education
Mrs. Kelly Fish
I have taught for 19 years and have spent my entire career at Cooper. I began in first grade where I taught for 17 years. I looped up to 2nd grade and stayed there for 2 years. This year I am looping up to 3rd with many of my 2nd grade virtual students from last school year. I have a Bachelor's Degree in Elementary Education from UNC-Chapel Hill (with a Math & Science concentration) and a Master's Degree in Reading Education from ECU. I have been married for 18 years and have 2 children that also attend(ed) Cooper (Bella-6th grade & Gabe-4th grade). I grew up in Rochester, NY and moved to NC after graduating high school. North Carolina is definitely my forever home and the beach is my happy place!
I hope everyone had a GREAT summer! We are going to have such an AWESOME third grade year! I would like to give a very warm welcome to all my students...
Isaac Michael Althea Alexia
Lylah Mason Alexia Jahmir Nathaly
Jaliyah Dominick Max Tyler Aria
Emilee Neveia Jaxon Aliyah
Mrs. Fish's Supply List for 3rd Grade
(This list is different from the school-wide one. It includes less items.)
2 PLASTIC 3-prong folder with pockets
2 composition notebooks (no spirals please)
1 pack of thin tip dry erase markers
1 pack of highlighters
1 pack of large pink erasers
1 pack of 10 markers
1 pack of post-it notes
earbuds OR headphones (for work on the Chromebook)
1 pack of mechanical pencils or sharpened pencils
2 packs of 24 crayons(no larger packs please!)
1 pack of glue sticks
2 boxes of tissues
Wish List (not required)
small bathroom cups
Let's Talk About Diabetes Event for JCPS Families
Please join us on April 27th from 6:00 -7:30 p.m. as we tackle diabetes by raising awareness of the disease, educating people on prevention, and promoting early diagnosis. HABLEMOS ACERCA DE LA DIABETES: Únase a nosotros el 27 de abril de 6:00 -7:30 p.m. mientras abordamos la diabetes creando conciencia sobre la enfermedad, educando a las personas sobre la prevención y promoviendo el diagnóstico temprano.
Every Student Succeeds Act Parent Notification Letter
We are excited about the wonderful beginning we have had thus far working with your child. We hope your student has had a positive start to the new school year. We are also proud of our staff and the guidance they provide each and every day for our students. As a parent of a student at Cooper Academy you have the right to know the professional qualifications of the classroom teachers who instruct your child. Federal law allows you to ask for certain information about your child’s classroom teachers, and requires us to give you this information in a timely manner if you ask for it. Please review this information further is you wish to find out more.
Family Engagement via PTA Initiatives & Events
Thank you for supporting our School Community!
Read to Achieve Parent Letter
The goal is to ensure all third-grade students can read, comprehend, integrate, and apply complex texts needed for academic success and to ensure all students can meet the requirements of the Read to Achieve law (G.S. §115C-83.1) passed by the General Assembly in 2012.
Title I Family Engagement Policy
The Cooper Academy Rockets are "Launching to New Heights" with your support! Thank you!
School Nutrition Meal Benefits Application
Meal Benefit applications (free or reduced breakfast/lunch) for the 2022-2023 school year are now available. Households may apply for meal benefits using the Meal Benefit Application link listed below. https://family.titank12.com/ Please take a moment to complete the application today to ensure your child's meal benefits are in place to start the school year. Thank you for your time.
Literacy at Home Resource
We are proud to announce a brand new literacy resource for our families called "Literacy at Home" provided by the NC Digital Children's Reading Initiative. Access it by using the link below: bit.ly/homeliteracy Thank you for continuing to read with our students throughout the summer months!
Targeted Support & Improvement (TSI-AT & TSI-CU)
We are sharing information with our families about the Targeted Support & Improvement State Level guidance for schools who have underperformed on state-wide assessments during the past few years.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
7:45 AM - 8:30 AM School Improvement Team Meeting