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 Spring 2021!


    Your class code to join Google Classroom is as followed:


    Spanish I - oyozuqz

    Spanish II - wjhbo7l

    The instructions for this semester are posted in Google Classroom and has been emailed to you and parents. Please, read carefully. If you have any questions, please reach out to me through the RemindApp (Instructions to join the RemindApp are located in Google Classroom).

    Miss Villanueva's Spring 2021 Class Schedule: 


    Spanish II - 1st Block 

    Spanish II - 2nd Block

    Spanish II - 3rd Block

    Spanish I and II - 4th Block


    Can't wait to see you in class!


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