Paul Forney Staff Photo
Subjects Taught
Fifth Grade


 I received my A.A. degree in Elementary Education from Coastal Carolina Community College. I continued my education by graduating, Cum Laude, from the University of North Carolina, Wilmington with a B.A. in Elementary Education.


I had the pleasure of doing my student teaching at Southwest Elementary in a Kindergarten classroom. As my internship was coming to a close I was offered a job to in 5th grade until the end of the school year. I spent 2 years teaching 3rd grade and now back in 5th grade for my second year.


I am originally from California; however I now call North Carolina my home. After completing high school I attended college for a year before joining the Marine Corps. During my time in the Marine Corps I was very fortunate to have met and worked with some of the greatest people on this earth. When it came time to retire we chose Jacksonville as our home. I chose to become a teacher as my way to "pay back" society for all of the wonderful things that I have been able to experience in my life. I have been married for 27 years and have 2 sons. As a family we enjoy camping, traveling and sharing a good pizza.