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Outstanding Beginning Teacher of the Year

Outstanding Beginning Teacher of the Year

Johnston County Education Foundation sponsored the two runners-up from the Outstanding Beginning Teacher of the Year with a $250.00 each grant. Photographed (from left) are Swift Creek Middle School teacher Kaitlyn Havican, Johnston County Education Foundation...

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JCEF Dream Big For Education Gala

JCEF Dream Big For Education Gala

The foundation will host its first major fundraiser since 2019 when it hosts the “Dream Big for Education” gala Friday, May 6 at The Farm at 42. The gala will include performances by students from local high, middle and elementary schools. It will also feature art and...

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Outstanding First Year Teacher of the Year

Outstanding First Year Teacher of the Year

Smithfield-Selma High teacher David Brown and Cleveland High teacher Brandon Hughes were named finalists for the Outstanding First Year Teacher of the Year award in May, 2021. The Johnston County Education Foundation presented both Brown and Grant with a grant for...

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Spirit of the County

Spirit of the County

Loretta Byrd, JCEF Board Member was honored as the “Spirit of the County” award winner at the Johnston Now Honors event October 14, 2021. 2021 Johnston Now annually honors community members who make a difference in the lives of others in the Johnston County...

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Beginning Teacher Institute

Beginning Teacher Institute

August 2021 - JCEF welcomed back Johnston County Public Schools’ newest employees at the Beginning Teacher Institute.  This event serves as an orientation for new employees and teachers beginning their first year in education. Our team shared a bag of goodies and...

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Thelma W. Wall Memorial Library

Thelma W. Wall Memorial Library

In 2018, JCEF established the Thelma W. Wall Memorial Library as a Free Little Library located on East Rose Street in Smithfield behind the West Campus Office Building of Johnston County Public Schools.  Mrs. Wall was a former JCEF board member.

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