Johnston County Public Schools Honors 2022 Outstanding First Year Teachers

Johnston County Public Schools named Gabe Patton as the district’s First Year Teacher of the Year at the annual Outstanding First Year Teacher of the Year Banquet on April 7. Swift Creek Middle teacher Kaitlyn Havican and Riverwood Middle teacher Ashlee Brown were the two runners-up for the award. Photographed (from left) are Kaitlyn Havican, Gabe Patton, and Ashlee Brown.

Johnston County Public Schools named Gabe Patton as the district’s First Year Teacher of the Year at the annual Outstanding First Year Teacher of the Year Banquet on April 7.

Patton, a CTE-Aviation teacher at Cleveland High, received a $500 check sponsored by Ryan Taylor with Horace Mann Insurance Company for being named the JCPS First Year Teacher of the Year.

Patton is a 20-year veteran of the United States Air Force. He is a lifelong learner who collaborates with other districts, DPI’s Career & Technical Education Department, and local universities in an effort to grow and expand their program and generate learning opportunities for students across the state in the CTE-Aviation program.

Swift Creek Middle teacher Kaitlyn Havican and Riverwood Middle teacher Ashlee Brown were the two runners-up for the award. The Johnston County Education Foundation presented both Brown and Grant with a grant for $250 to use in their classrooms. 

Kaitlyn Havican, JCPS Superintendent Dr. Eric Bracy, Gabe Patton, and Ashlee Brown at the district’s annual Outstanding First Year Teacher of the Year Banquet.

There were 33 first-year teachers who were recognized for their outstanding performance in the classroom for the award. Those who were nominated for the award include:

Landry Moore – Archer Lodge Middle

Myainya Daniels – Benson Middle

Josef L. Massey – Clayton High

Paul Marchese – Clayton Middle

Ana Johnson – Cleveland Elementary

Gabe Patton – Cleveland High

Margarita Lumbreras – Cleveland Middle

Chloe Brummitt – Corinth Holders High

Tina Casa –  Dixon Road Elementary

Jenna Relyea – East Clayton Elementary

Lauren S. Hodge – Four Oaks Elementary

Larry Jones, Jr. – Four Oaks Middle

Maryssa Proctor – Glendale-Kenly Elementary

Brooke Skelly – McGee’s Crossroads Middle

Taylor Krueger – Meadow School

Kaylynn Batten – North Johnston Middle

Talisha Parker – Polenta Elementary

Madison King Casburn – Princeton Elementary

Phillip Stone – Princeton Middle/High

Cierra Davis Ricks – River Dell Elementary

Ashlee Brown – Riverwood Middle

Clarissa Scarboro – Selma Elementary

Denise K. Daughtry – Selma Middle

Stephanie L. Bushey – Smithfield Middle

Rachel Ashworth – Smithfield-Selma High

Joshua Raynor – South Smithfield Elementary

Kaitlyn Havican – Swift Creek Middle

MacKenzie Jenkins – Thanksgiving Elementary

Shari Hern – West Clayton Elementary

Amanda Doll – West Johnston High

Amanda Underwood – West Smithfield Elementary

Ashley Langley – West View Elementary

Diane Haschke – Wilson’s Mills Elementary

3 COMMENTS

  1. Does anyone know what these fine JCPS Honors did for over a year when the Parents were teaching by night and working by day? What has the present Johnston County School Board members done to make up all of that lost time other than to resurface and demand $253 million dollars?

    • And they will get the 253 no matter how much you cry about it there is more that cares than the ones that agree with you

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