Clay Hill Elementary School


principal reed


BA in Elementary Education, M. Ed. in Educational Leadership 

University of North Florida  

“Always walk through life as if you have something new to learn and you will.”

— Vernon Howard 

Principal and Title IX Coordinator, Adele Reed

Dear Parents and Community Members,

Welcome to Clay Hill Elementary School!  I am proud to be leading at the greatest school in Clay County, where I began my principalship in 2016!  Prior to that, I served as a classroom teacher and assistant principal for eighteen years, all of which were spent at our amazing Clay County schools. At CHE, our teachers and staff put students first, and ensure that the learning environment richly supports social-emotional development as well as strong academic gains!

The Clay Hill community is one that embraces familiarity and history.  Many of our students are second and even third generation CHE Bulldogs!  This is a testament to the value that our team places on relationships, and on ensuring that parents, staff, and community members work together to provide the best environment in which our students can learn and grow as they develop into successful, high performing adults.  

CHE offers a comprehensive PreK-6th grade curriculum that includes strong instruction in foundational skills in the primary grades with an emphasis on deep, conceptual thinking in both ELA and math in the intermediate grades.  Alignment to the Florida B.E.S.T. Standards and individual student needs is evidenced in all our classrooms by standards-based daily core instruction and differentiated small groups at all levels and in all content areas.  Our instructional delivery is complemented by one-to-one digital access for all students, facilitated by on-demand, campus-wide access to our district wireless network and Chromebooks for every student at Clay Hill Elementary.  Extracurricular opportunities, such as Intramural Sports Club, Robotics, and Chime Choir, along with our small, close-knit study body size, further facilitates engagement and the opportunity for all students to receive instruction that is specific to their unique levels of need and interest.

It is both an honor and a blessing to lead the CHE team and to work alongside the staff, parents, and community members of Clay Hill as we support our students through their elementary years.  At Clay Hill, we strive every day to enable our students to realize their potential and become high-performing citizens and leaders of the future!


Adele Reed


Clay Hill Elementary

asst principal libretto

Phone: 904-336-0775

Degrees and Certifications:

Bachelor of Arts in Education: Elementary Education- UNF

Master of Education: Educational Leadership-American College of Education

University of North Florida, American College of Education

"Don't judge each day by the harvest you reap but by the seeds that you plant." -Robert Louis Stevenson

Assistant Principal, Lara Libretto

Dear Parents and Stakeholders,

I am honored to be the Assistant Principal at Clay Hill Elementary School. My passion for education and the success of all students has been shaped over my years serving as a teacher and an assistant principal.  In each role, I have sought to ensure the success of each student and school by providing the best educational and extracurricular opportunities possible.  Similarly, it is my number one priority at Shadowlawn Elementary that every student receives a well-rounded education.  

As we begin the new school year, please make sure to keep the lines of communication open with your child’s teacher. She/he will always be your first contact for any questions or concerns you may have. Parents and teachers working together will increase your child’s success, while also serving as a great model for students as to how to work effectively as a team.

Thank you for trusting your child in our care and partnering with faculty/staff members to prepare children for 21stCentury learning.  I look forward to the year ahead.


Lara Libretto