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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!
As students in grades K-5 begin returning to school, the curbside locations for free meals will now be located at each middle and high school. The curbside meal locations at our elementary schools will end on Friday, Oct. 2 and will open at the middle and high schools on Monday, Oct. 5.
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.