Phone: 919-553-4064 Ext. 1528


Degrees and Certifications:

Mr. (Coach) Marlon Lee



     This is my 22nd year at Clayton High School.  I spent my first three years as a Math Teacher and also a Business/Marketing Education Teacher.  I  spent 13 years as the At-Risk Specialist, Student Advocate and Graduation Coach.  The past 6 years, I have served as DEAN OF STUDENTS.   I am a 1992 Graduate of Smithfield-Selma High School (2019 Alumni Hall of Fame Inductee).  I attended St. Augustine's College and graduated with a Bachelor's of Science in Business Administration (Marketing). I also got my Teacher Certification from St. Augustine's College.


     I have been the Boy's Assistant Basketball Coach ( 4 years), Asst. Track Coach (1 year) JV and Head Volleyball Coach ( 17 years) to currently my 18th year as Head Varsity Girls Basketball Coach and 4th year as Asst. Athletic Director. 


     I am also the founder/advisor for the club Men of Distinction ---Motto: We STAND TALL (To Achieve Learn Love)

     Over the last few years, I have been inducted into the Smithfield-Selma High School Alumni Hall of Fame (2019), recieved the Annointed Vision Ministry "Man in the Mirror Award" for making a change in order to make a Difference (2021), National Pan-Hellenic Council of Greater Raleigh  Award for Oustanding Contributions and Leadership to the Community in the area of Community Service (2021) and the Brigade Community Support (Smithfield Police Dept) for collaboration in service to the community (2022).

     I am involved in many civic organizations: Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity Inc., Johnston County Branch of the NAACP, Johnston County Citizen's Association (Scholarship Chairman), Smithfield Progressive Men's Club (President), East Smithfield Improvement Organization.  I am also serving my third term (year #9) on the Smithfield Town Council.  I also volunteer for the Johnston Central Alumni Food Bank and Summer Feeding Program, JOCO Read to Grow, Sarah Yard Community Center.


JCPS Announcements

  • 2023-2024 School Calendars Approved

    The Johnston County Board of Education approved the 2023-2024 Traditional Staff and Student Calendars at their March Board of Education meeting. 

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  • New Wellness Opportunity for JCPS Students, Staff, and Families

    Johnston County Public Schools is committed to the health, safety, and well-being of our students, staff, and families. With that in mind, we are excited to announce to you our partnership with Care Solace, a mental health care coordination service.

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  • JCPS to hold Job Fair on April 15

    Johnston County Public Schools will hold a Job Fair on Saturday, April 15 from 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM at West Johnston High School.

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  • Updated School Nutrition Information for 2022-23

    We hope that you and your student have already noticed some of the exciting new food and  meal opportunities we are offering in our cafeterias this school year. Our new options will include more fresh produce, vegetarian options, and opportunities for students to customize their meal choice. These new offerings will be available at both breakfast and lunch. 

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  • 2022 Growth Needs Update

    Johnston County Public Schools Chief of Facilities and Construction Brooks Moore presented the 2022 Growth Needs Update to the Johnston County Board of Education at their March meeting.

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