February Franklin City Public Schools Alumni Spotlight

Published 12:33 pm Friday, March 11, 2022

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Janelle Majette

This month’s bio highlights Franklin’s very own Janelle Majette. Janelle spent her entire childhood in Franklin where she attended Franklin City Public Schools from kindergarten until graduating in 2003. During her time at Franklin High School (FHS) she was a cheerleader, a member of the girls’ basketball team, the girls’ softball team, the track and field team and she even ran cross-country. In addition to athletics, Majette was also a valuable member of the Broncos marching band.

After high school, Janelle decided that she needed a change of scenery and moved to Fayetteville, NC. During her time in North Carolina, Janelle married and became a mother to two wonderful sons – Lavarius Majette Jr., who is currently in seventh grade at JP King Middle School, and Jourdon Majette, who is in the third grade at SP Morton Elementary School. After having her children and moving back to Franklin, Janelle decided that she would go back to school to pursue a degree in Early Childhood Education. She enrolled in Rasmussen College, where she graduated in 2016. 

Upon completion of college, Janelle worked for KinderCare Learning Center where she taught pre-K for two years and then became a center director for four years. It was then that Janelle decided to pursue a career in public education and was hired to teach for Franklin City Public Schools in 2018. While at SP Morton Elementary, she has taught first grade and is currently teaching third grade. Janelle loves being back in her hometown teaching in the same school system where she was raised.

In addition to her teaching duties, in 2019 Janelle also acquired the job of becoming the head girls’ softball coach at Franklin High School. She is also the JV volleyball coach as well as the JV girls’ basketball coach. 

When Janelle is not at work or coaching for the Franklin Broncos, you can find her spending time with family, mostly her sons. Usually you will find her sitting beside a ball field, whether it be football, basketball or baseball, rooting for LJ and Jourdon as their No. 1 fan. In addition to her sons’ sports, Janelle is also a loyal and die-hard fan of the Atlanta Braves. From time to time, you may catch her sitting at the Braves stadium catching a few innings of a baseball game in the summer.