Clayton, Amy (Resource)

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Amy Clayton

amy.clayton@bcsemail.org Hello! My name is Amy Clayton, I teach special education at Fairview.

I have been teaching since 1998. I started my teaching career at Emma Elementary and taught there for 6 years, I then worked out of Buncombe County Schools county office as an outreach specialist working with students in the county with behavior disorders, after 2 years I decided I missed my own classroom and my family and I were calling the Fairview community home so the decision to teach at Fairview was a given. My husband and I live in the Fairview community. We have one son and one daughter. We enjoy camping as well as college football.

What professional training and educational background have you had? Graduated with a degree in Special Education from Western Carolina University in 1998. I began teaching in January of 1999 at Emma Elementary where I taught 6 years. Upon leaving Emma I worked as a behavioral specialist for Buncombe County Schools for 2 years, working with teachers and students to create successful behavior plans to use in their classrooms. I have been teaching at Fairview since 2007. I am Wilson certified.

What makes Fairview such a special place to teach? Fairview is a special place to teach because the staff is a family we work together for what’s best for the students, we come together when someone is in need, and we care about each other as well as your students.

What do you like most about teaching at Fairview? What I like most about teaching at Fairview is working in the community where I live. The students here are loving and sweet. The parents in our truly involved and motivated. The teachers work together to meet all the needs of the students.

How would you describe your classroom?  Open, fun, safe, learning environment.

For which classroom projects/events are you known? Every year each student I work with completes a “Who am I Sheet” that I display in my classroom along with their picture. At the end of the year I take these down and place them in a binder as a reminder of my year. Student love to look at them throughout the year as well as look at previous years.

In what ways can parents take an active role in your classroom and in their child's learning? Read with your child. Work with your child to complete homework. Volunteer.

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