Mrs. Debbie Matthews

Phone: 919-550-5311


Degrees and Certifications:

Masters in School Administration BS Elementary Education K-12 Reading Certification

Mrs. Debbie Matthews

Welcome To Second Grade!  My name is Debbie Matthews and I am excited to be your teacher this year.  I attended the University of Alaska for my undergraduate degree and majored in Elementary Education.  I received my Masters in School Administration from Western Carolina University. I have my certification in K-12 reading as well.  This will be my 21st  year in the classroom.  I have worked in Johnston and Wake County as a teacher and in Pender County as an assistant principal.  I started my early teaching years here at East Clayton and I am excited about returning to my roots.  I am a native of Johnston County and grew up in Smithfield.  I currently live in Clayton with my husband and 2 furry pups. We have two daughters that are currently in college and living in Raleigh.

School Announcements

  • Fee for Service Preschool Application

    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.

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  • YMCA Summer Camp

    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.

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JCPS Announcements

  • Graduation Ceremony Information

    At this time, all traditional high school graduations are still planned for May 29. Graduation ceremonies for Johnston County Early College Academy and Johnston County Career and Technical Leadership Academy will now take place on May 16th, rather than the original date of May 15th.

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  • COVID-19 District Updates

    JCPS has created a COVID-19 COmmunication website. This site features all of the latest information surrounding COVID-19, including meal sites and delivery information, support opportunities, learning at home, and more.

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  • Board of Education Meeting set for April 7

    The April Johnston County Board of Education meeting will be held on Tuesday, April 7. The virtual meeting will begin at 4:00 p.m and will be conducted via Zoom To Comply With Social Distancing Orders. Members of the public make access the meeting via livestream.

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