Johnston County schools have received nearly 200 Chromebooks thanks to a digital-learning grant.
This school year marks the second year of the Digital Learning Coach program, or DLC, an initiative that identifies classroom teachers who want to learn more about digital integration ideas and commit time to professional development.
Each school has one or more teacher representatives chosen through an application process. These teachers meet monthly with the school system’s Digital Learning Team to share best practices for technology integration and develop leadership skills. More than 100 people are currently involved.
This year, the Digital Learning Team provided additional support through grants to purchase Chromebooks. John Wood and Melissa Noel at Cleveland High were the first to receive their devices.
Other recipients are Tyler Daughtry, North Johnston Middle; Kaye Pearce and Samantha Lam, Smithfield-Selma High; Kimberly Ellison, Powhatan Elementary; Laura Tart and Angey Nicol, Glendale-Kenly Elementary; Bridget Mozingo, Corinth-Holders Elementary; Michael Price and Sylvia Bartlett, Princeton Middle and Princeton High; Katie Speer and Stacy Holloman, Micro-Pine Level Elementary; Dawn Blankenship, Early College High; Denyse Oeltjenbruns and Sarah Carroll, West View Elementary; Tamara Poland, Archer Lodge Middle; Allison Price and Natalee Whitaker, Cleveland Middle; Usha Subramaniam and Crystal Hardison, Clayton Middle; Kaitlin Olive and Tracy Caulder, East Clayton Elementary; Kelly Davis, Polenta Elementary; Cathryn Medlin, South Johnston High; Pam Phillips, South Campus High; Amanda Gosek, Selma Elementary; Sonya Kiser, North Johnston High; Cristy Jack, West Smithfield Elementary; Sharon Glenn, Smithfield Middle; Kristi Hales, Middle College; Natalie Hulbert, Cleveland Elementary; Ida Robbins and Jaclyn Thompson-Dawes, Four Oaks Middle; and Elizabeth Raynor, Four Oaks Elementary.