• children Welcome to my website!
     
    Mrs. Michele Claypool
    Room 126A
     
     
     A Little Bit About Me
     
    My name is Michele Claypool.  This will be my 23rd  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 4th grade teaching position at Haw River.
    In my little more than 23 years 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 year I have moved from being in the classroom full-time to the position of Literacy Coach.
    This gives me the opportunity to work with all of our teachers and children.  As a coach I will be working
    with the teachers on lesson plans, locating resources, and  analyzing student assessent data. I will be working
    with the children in whole groups or small groups by providing demo lessons and activities for their students.
     
     
    My husband and I have two daughters, Paige and Bailey.  Paige, our oldest daughte, who is a 2016 graduate of East Carolina University.
    She has a degree in Human and Family Realtions 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.Bailey is currently a junior  at Appalachian State University pursuing
    a degree in special education. We also have 3 dogs, Oliver, Wally, and Elliot.
     
     
     
    I am looking forward to an exciting year of learning with our children.
     
    Please feel free to email me with any questions or concerns at michele_claypool@abss.k12.nc.us