Mrs. Jill Shokalook



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Mrs. Jill Shokalook

     Hello!  Welcome to Kindergarten!  I am so excited to be your child’s teacher this year!  We are going to have an amazing year and will have so much fun learning and growing together!


     A little about me… this is my third year working at CHES.  During the past few years, I have held several long-term substitute teaching positions at our school – two in kindergarten, one in first grade and one in third grade!  Prior to working at CHES, I held positions as a kindergarten instructional assistant, pre-k teacher and as a preschool director.  During this time, I have discovered that kindergarten is truly where my passion lies!


     I received my B.A. from the University of Akron in 2001 and my J.D. from the University of Akron School of Law in 2004.  I practiced law for several years in Ohio before leaving the field to become a stay-at-home mom for seven years!  My family (my husband and two boys ages 12 and 10) and I moved to North Carolina in 2013.  In 2015 I reentered the workforce and made the decision to change my career to teaching! 


     When I am not teaching, I love reading, watching my boys play soccer and hockey, traveling to new places, cuddling with my dog Joy, and listening to country music!

School Announcements

  • 2021-2022 Kindergarten Registration

    2021-2022 Kindergarten Registration will begin Feb. 15 and end on March 5. For specific questions, parents are asked to continue to contact their child's assigned school to make an appointment.

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    The Johnston County Board of Education voted to return Pre-K - 5th grade to Plan A, four days per week, beginning on Monday, March. 1. These students will participate in face-to-face instruction on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday, with Wednesday serving as an asynchronous learning day, to allow for deep cleaning of the schools.

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JCPS Announcements

  • Board of Education Special Session set for March 1

    A special called session of Johnston County Board of Education has been called for Monday, March 1, at 3:00 p.m. in the Evander Simpson Building in Smithfield. To comply with the Governor’s Executive Order, only the board members will be allowed in the boardroom. However, the open session portions of the meeting and all announcements will be accessible to the public via livestream.

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  • JCPS Virtual Academy Interest Survey

    Now more than ever, we are aware of the many different needs of our students and families. As we begin planning for the 2021-22 school year, we are seeking feedback from parents to gauge interest in establishing a Johnston County Public Schools Virtual Academy, as an alternative to the face-to-face instruction environment for students. We are asking for your input by completing an online interest survey.

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  • JCPS High School Graduation and Prom details

    Johnston County Public Schools has developed a detailed plan to mark senior milestones, including prom and graduation, while adhering to guidance from the Johnston County Public Health Department and the CDC in regards to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

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  • 2021-2022 Kindergarten Registration window open Feb 15 - March 5

    Online Kindergarten Registration for the 2020-2021 school year is Feb. 15-March 5. Full details are available on the Kindergarten Registration website.

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  • Pre-K - 5th Grade to return to Plan A on March 1

    The Johnston County Board of Education voted to return Pre-K - 5th grade to Plan A, four days per week, beginning on Monday, March. 1.

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