Ms. Karen Villanueva-Sierra

Phone: 919-553-4064


Degrees and Certifications:

Ms. Karen Villanueva-Sierra


Miss Villanueva proudly hails from San Juan, Puerto Rico. She resides in Clayton, NC since the age of twelve-years old and attended three Johnston County Public Schools (Clayton Middle, Riverwood Middle and Clayton High). She is excited to return back to Clayton High School as a Spanish Teacher were she will use her own cultural experiences, leadership skills and knowledge in the Spanish Language to pour back into her students and the school that once gave her everything. 

In her time at Clayton High, Miss Villanueva served as a student-leader and student-athlete. She was a member of the following sports team and extracurricular activities: 

  • Junior Varsity and Varsity Cheerleading Team 2010-2014
  • Varsity Track and Field Team 2010-2014
  • Miss Clayton High School Pageant Contestant 2013
    • 2nd Runner Up
    • Carmen Whitley - Exemplary Award
  • Student Body President at Clayton High 2013-2014
  • Honors Chorus and All County Honors Chorus 2013-2014
  • Fellowship of Christian Athletes 2013-2014
  • Miss Homecoming Queen at Clayton High 2013
  • Miss Clayton High School Pageant Contestant 2014
    • Miss Congeniality

Miss Villanueva is also a proud alumna of the Illustrious North Carolina Central University located in Durham, NC. She earned her Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice with a concentration in Law Enforcement and her Bachelor of Arts in Political Science with a concentration in Pre-Law in May 2018. In her four years at North Carolina Central University, she had the privilege to uphold many student leadership positions such as Miss Freshman, Student Activities Board-Cultural Arts Chair, Orientation Leader for 1st Year Students, Chancellor's Ambassador, Miss Alpha Phi Alpha 2016-2017 and served as one out of the five Chapter Founders (Charter Members/Spring 2017 Initiates) and first President of the Alpha Beta Chapter of Latinas Promoviendo Comunidad/Lambda Pi Chi Sorority, Inc.

In her spare time, Miss Villanueva likes to spend time with family and friends, singing and dancing, compete in scholarship and beauty pageants and serve her community.



  • Bienvenidos/ Welcome Fall 2020!


    Please, email me to receive your class code to join your Google Classroom and see your new announcements:


    Spanish II - 2nd Block

    Spanish I - 3rd Block

    Spanish I - 4th Block


    We will be using Google Classroom this week (August 17-August 21) for announcement purposes and for your welcome week to help you navigate through Canvas.

    After that, we will be using Canvas for the rest of the semester. To join me this week and the remaining of the semester, we will be using Google Meet. To get to the Google Meet Link, please join your Google Classroom with your class code (Class code that was shared above). At the top left-hand corner of the header, you will see the Google Meet link embedded. 



     See you in class!


JCPS Announcements

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    On Nov. 30, JCPS will launch Say Something, an anonymous reporting system that lets middle and high school students, parents, staff, and community members securely share safety concerns.

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  • Updated Social Distancing Procedures

    Information on social distancing in school settings has been recently updated by the NC Department of Health and Human Services (NCDHHS). Upon receiving information from the NCDHHS, we consulted with the Johnston County Public Health Department on the impact these updates will have on our school system. This ongoing collaboration continues to guide our decision-making as students return to classrooms for in-person instruction.

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