Mr. William K. Johnston, Jr.

Phone: (910) 671-6035


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Mr. William K. Johnston, Jr.


My name is William K. Johnston, Jr.  I am  a product of the public school system attending Bladen Lakes Primary, Elizabethtown Middle School , and graduating from East Bladen High School on May 20, 1998.  This is my third year as a First Grade Teacher, but it is my 17th in education.  I served as a teacher assistant from August of 2003 until August 2017 at Booker T. Washington Primary in Clarkton, NC within Bladen County Schools.

During my time at Booker T. Washington, I was selected as the 2012 North Carolina Teacher Assistant of the Year by the North Carolina Association of Teacher Assistants.  It was a very humbling experience to be selected from amongst my peers to represent my school, county, district, and state.  I was also elected as the first male State President of NCATA and served as the 2015-2017 NCATA State President.  All of these experiences taught me valuable lessons that gave me hands on experience, and molded me into the educator that I am today.

I graduated from Bladen Community College in 2012 with an A.A.S in General Education, an A.A.S. in Criminal Justice, and a A.A. in College Transfer. While at BCC I was also dual enrolled with Fayetteville State University and graduated in 2013 with a B.S. in Criminal Justice, and in 2016 with a M.S. in Criminal Justice.  I always knew deep down that I was ment to be an educator so upon graduation in May of 2016, I began the process to become a lateral entry teacher.  In October of 2020 I completed my M.Ed. in Elementary Educartion. I am very thankful for the opportunity to begin my teaching career at an awesome school with a great principal and staff. I am blessed to have Ms.  Mary Walker as my teacher assistant.  She will be in our class to work with students every other day.  She works between my class and Ms. Branch's class.  

I look forward to working along with everyone during the 2019-2020 school year in an effort to make sure that all of my students achieve growth and reach their maximum potential.  Do not hesitate to contact me at any time to discuss your child's progress or  should you have any questions.  You can email me at or by calling the office at (910) 671-6035 to schedule a conference.


William K. Johnston, Jr.

First Grade Teacher