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Mrs. Michele Claypool
A Little Bit About Me
My name is Michele Claypool. This will be my 25th full year at Haw River Elementary. I am originally from Erie, Pennsylvania and graduated from Mercyhurst College, which is now Mercyhurst University. I graduated in 1992 with a BA in Elementary and Early Childhood Education.
I taught in pre-school in Ohio and a private school in Pennsylvania before coming to North Carolina. I moved North Carolina in February of 1997 after accepting a th grade teaching position at Haw River. During my time at Haw River, I have taught 4th grade, 3rd grade, 1st grade and Kindergarten. I have spent a majority of my years, at Haw River teaching Kindergarten and 1st Grade.
This will be my second year as the Literacy Coach for Haw River. As a coach I will be working with the teachers on lesson planing, locating resources,Fundations instruction, and analyzing student assessment data. I will be working with the children in whole groups or small groups by providing demo lessons and activities for the students.
My husband and I have two daughters, Paige and Bailey. Paige, our oldest daughter, who is a 2016 graduate of East Carolina University. She has a degree in Human and Family Relations with a minor in Psychology. Paige currently works for Novant Hospital and OMB, in Charlotte and is pursuing a degree in nursing from Carolinas College of Health Sciences. She will graduate in March 2022. Bailey is currently a senior at Appalachian State University pursuinga degree in special education. She was recently accepted into the Accelerated Masters Program at App. She will graduate in the spring of 2022 with her undergraduate degree and continue with her masters at App State.
Our family also has 3 dogs, Oliver, Wally, and Elliot.
I am looking forward to an exciting year of learning with our children and teachers at Haw River.