Degrees and Certifications:
Bachelor's Degree in Secondary Math Education
Mrs. Jocelyn Thammavong
I am originally from New Jersey (Bricktown) and moved to North Carolina in 1997 to be closer to my older brother who was attending NC State. I attended Havelock High School and graduated in the top 15% of my class in 2003. After high school, I attended ECU (meeting my husband) and graduated in 2007. I had my internship at New Bern HS and have been here ever since. I am the Math Department Chair since January 2015.
I absolutely love teaching and my job. I couldn't think of doing anything else. I love learning and love that I can show that excitement through my teaching and ultimately to my students. I have always known I wanted to be a teacher, especially after having a crazy experience in 6th grade. My mom is a retired K-College reading and math teacher and my dad is a retired art teacher (formerly an art teacher and Havelock HS's head basketball coach). My teaching style is very structured, organized, systematic, well-thought out, and artistic. I always tell my students what my parents did for a living and then they understand why I am the combination that I am.
I look forward to each school year and working with the students and staff at New Bern HS.