• Hello West Clayton Bulldogs!

    I am super excited to continue to serve as your Principal at West Clayton Elementary School!

    • BA in Math with Secondary Education Certification from Meredith College
    • MA in Math Education from NCSU
    • MSA from ECU
    • Nationally Board Certified Teacher in Mathematics for Adolescent and Young Adulthood

    I have taught high school mathematics at SJHS and SSS.  I completed my Administrative Internship at River Dell Elementary and served at Meadow School for three years (2 as an Assistant Principal and 1 as a Principal).  This is my sixth year as Principal at WCES.

    My husband, Wil, and I have been married for 18 years and have two kids, Wilmond (14) and Finley (11), and they attend Clayton High School and North Johnston Middle School.  Wil works right down the road at Grifols!

    Although I started my Professional Career in Secondary Education, I have fallen in love with the Elementary School students, teachers, and parents.  I love to learn and want to instill that love in others.  When we stop learning, we stop growing!

    You can reach me via email at paigebarnes@johnston.k12.nc.us.