Degrees and Certifications:
Bachelor's Elementary Ed. Master's Elementary Ed. AIG certified
Mrs. April Taylor
This will be my 26th year of teaching with the last 21 here at ECES. I am a mother to Kamye,20, a junior at Appalachian State and J.T, 14, a freshman at Clayton High School. I have a passion for cheerleading and Boy Scouts. My daughter cheers at App State and my son is a Star Scout. I am also a Disney Junkie! I would love to live in Fantasyland,with my husband. I enjoy relaxing on the beach, reading a great novel, and spending time with my family.
The theme of our classroom is ¨Peace, Love, and Happiness." It is my hope that my students develop a community that supports one another. I enjoy sharing experiences with my students as I watch them grow throughout the year. Education is so much more than just reading, writing, and arithmetic. My passion is helping students grow into kind, motivated, excited citizens. The goal is to be at Peace with the decisions we make, Share love with those around us, and be happy with the outcome.
We are pleased to inform you that the preschool classroom at East Clayton Elementary School has limited space available for enrollment in the Fee For Service Program for the 19-20 school year. The Fee For Service Preschool Program is designed to provide a high-quality early childhood experience. To be eligible for this program, children must be four years old on or before August 31st.
Camp Explorer is one of two summer day camps run by the Johnston County YMCA serving children in the Clayton area. Camp Explorer is a full-day summer camp that will keep your child active and engaged all day long! Your camper will enjoy activities such as swimming, skill development, awards, weekly themes, crafts and outdoor games. Click on the heading for more information.
The Johnston County Board of Education voted to return all Pre-K and EC-Self Contained students to Plan B, four days per week, beginning on Tuesday, Jan. 19. These students will participate in face-to-face instruction on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday, with Wednesday serving as a remote learning day. All other students in grades K-12 will remain on Plan C until Monday, Feb. 1.
Due to Johnston County being designated a “red” county by the NCDHHS, as well as increased quarantines and COVID cases in the school district as reflected on our dashboard, the Johnston County Board of Education voted to have ALL students, including Pre-K and EC self contained, return to remote learning under Plan C, beginning Monday, December 14 through Friday, January 15. Unless the remote learning period is extended beyond January 15th, students will return to the plan that they chose on the Second Semester Choice form on Tuesday, January 19.
On December 8th 2020, the Johnston County School Board of Education voted to return to Plan C (Remote Learning), we would like to provide an update to parents and guardians of options to complete state-mandated End-of-Course (EOC) and Career/Technical Education Post Assessment testing.