By Keith Barnes
Although Darlene Terrell said she has thoroughly enjoyed her 19-year teaching career at North Johnston High School, she has chosen to retire and pursue some other things she considers important.
Her last day was June 22.
“I just loved North Johnston, the kids and the community,” said Terrell. “They are the things that kept me here for 19 years. I have taught a lot of good students over the years and it has been an honor to work with this faculty.”
Originally from California, Terrell came to Eastern North Carolina in 1996 when her late husband, Don Terrell, was assigned to Seymour Johnson Air Force Base in Goldsboro.
Terrell said the couple met when she was a special agent with Department of Defense and was in charge of polygraph exams.
She left that vocation to get into counseling and got her masters degree in education at National University in Sacramento, California.
Terrell began in education at Norwayne Middle School in Wayne County as a counselor.
She came to North Johnston High School in 1999 as a teacher of exceptional children and occupational course of study classes.
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