Principal Message

Suzie Clayton

Hello West Clinton Families, 

I am honored to be the new principal at West Clinton Elementary. I look forward to working with the amazing teachers, staff, families, and community members of our school. I am especially excited to meet and work with our students! Alfie Kohn said, “If children feel safe, they can take risks, ask questions, make mistakes, learn to trust, share their feelings, and grow.” It is my goal to continue the great work happening at West Clinton so our students feel safe to grow and are able succeed in any endeavor they pursue. I am passionate about student learning and believe that happens by building positive relationships and implementing evidence-based instructional strategies.  

This is my 15th year in Davis School District. I received my bachelor’s degree in communication with an emphasis in public relations from Weber State University. However, it didn’t take me long to realize education was my passion. I began teaching special education while I went to school to receive my teaching license. I taught for several years, mostly at Mountain View Elementary. During that time, I also mentored other special education teachers. I then became the administrative intern at Bluff Ridge Elementary in Syracuse and was there for three years while the school was year-round. After my time at Bluff Ridge, I became a section director for the special education department and enjoyed that position for five year. While I loved the job and people, I missed being with students and came back to the school setting. I spent last year as the administrative intern at Holt Elementary.

Please feel free to reach out to me at any time. I value family and community involvement in the school and look forward to meeting each of you.  West Clinton Clippers R.O.C.K!