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Johnston County Public Schools

Johnston County Public Schools

Hear from Amanda Turner about youth holding the key to our nation's future at Johnston County Schools.

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Meet Amanda Turner

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I teach in Johnston County Public Schools because it is home to me. I knew that I wanted to teach in my home county and give back to the community that gave me so much. Though this district is growing, we have managed to keep that small town feeling and that is something that is very important to me. I love that we stand for serving the whole child and not just their academic side. Our district values our students and their families as people and we work together to serve them any way that we can.

Amanda Turner


  • 7th Grade Language Arts and Social Studies Teacher


  • North Carolina State University


  • 2012-2013 Johnston County Public Schools First Year Teacher of the Year
  • 2017-2018 Clayton Middle Teacher of the Year
  • 2016 Johnston County Public Schools Teacher of the Year Finalist
  • 2020 Johnston County Public Schools Teacher of the Year

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Why I Teach

I was inspired to pursue a career in education because I am passionate about learning and think that our youth hold the key to our nation’s future. I think that it is a huge responsibility to take on leading the younger generation, but one that I have found challenging and rewarding all at the same time. Now that I am in the classroom, my inspiration to continue to teach comes from my students. They are constantly coming up with ideas and profound thoughts that amaze me. I know that my students are our future leaders and that inspires me to do my very best to meet their academic and personal needs each and every day.

Johnston County Public Schools by the numbers

  • 2,600

    Dedicated Teachers

  • 37,411

    Engaged Learners

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