Degrees and Certifications:
Mr. Deron Donald Sr.
Coach Deron Donald, originally from Fort Lauderdale, Florida, is the Head Football Coach of the SSS Spartans after serving as the E.E. Smith Golden Bulls Head Coach from 2016-2019 in Cumberland County. During that time, he took the team to two state playoffs in a very competitive PAC 9 conference with the likes of Southview High School and Terry Stanford. In 2017 they were 9-4 and played for the conference title game against Terry Sanford.
Coach Donald has been coaching for 15 years between Cumberland County Schools and Pompano Beach, Florida. Coach Donald played Collegiate football at Fayetteville State University where he graduated with a Bachelors of Arts degree in May 2005. He went on to earn a Master’s in Special Education in 2010.
Coach Donald is married and he and his wife have 4 children. Coach Donald has served as a motivational speaker in the Fayetteville community, is a board member of Life Changing Mentoring, and is an Elder and Board Leader at Chosen Remnant Ministries.
Coach Donald's love for Health and Fitness is something that all of his students will have the opportunity to experience. You will learn the proper way to strength/agility training, proper stretching and proper dieting (eating habits). Learning how to properly take care of your body is essential and Coach Donald will provide you with all the tools neccessary to live a healthy and wholesome life. Coach Donald teaches Weight Traning 1, 2, 3 and 4. I look forward to working with you soon. Blessings
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.