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.