Ms. Joyner



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Ms. Joyner

Fourth Grade Track 1

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Hello Olive Chapel Family! I am very excited to join the OCES fourth grade team this year. This new school year marks my 13th as an elementary school teacher, with 10 of those years teaching fourth grade.  I started my career in Durham Public Schools where I spent 7 years teaching third and fourth grade as well as serving as a technology facilitator. My next three years were at a charter school in Durham and I started teaching in Wake County in 2015. I am simply thrilled to be at Olive Chapel Elementary and I plan to make it my home for quite a while!

Teaching is a commitment I take very seriously. I recognize that each of my students has his or her own way of learning and it is important for me to determine these styles in order to help all of my students achieve to the best of their ability. I call my students Jewels because they are very precious to me. I set high, but clear and appropriate expectations for all of my Jewels and assist them in using their knowledge and abilities to meet those expectations.  As I expect respect, cooperation, participation, and honesty from my Jewels, they should expect the same from me.  I believe the enthusiasm and dedication I have for my profession sets an example for my students.

I have one daughter who is starting high school this year who is my heart and soul. We have one dog, a Maltese named Lola who is just spoiled rotten but who also has my heart! My spirituality & my family guide me through life and are both very important to me. For fun, I enjoy traveling, scrapbooking, and photography.

We are going to have a busy and productive school year, filled with fun and exciting learning activities, social events, and much more. Keep up with us on our website at and on Twitter@joynersjewels.