Clay Hill Elementary School



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

Phone: 904-336-0775


Degrees and Certifications:

Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education-Florida State University

Masters in Educational Leadership-University of North Florida

Bay High School, Panama City, FL Class of 2000

“Not in doing what you like, but liking what you do is the secret of happiness.” J.M. Barrie

Assistant Principal, Lindsey Johnson

Dear Bulldog Parents and Community Members,

Welcome to Clay Hill Elementary, Home of the Bulldogs, where connections, hard work, and high expectations lead everything we do! I am proud to be the assistant principal at this gem of a school! We currently provide services to students from Pre-Kindergarten through 6th grade. We have a stellar faculty and staff who put students first, and our community members are the best around!

At Clay Hill, we pride ourselves in bringing rich academic experiences to our students through standards instruction and the use of adopted materials such as SAVVAS MyView Reading program, Eureka Math, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Science, and other evidence based supplemental materials. We also strive to teach the whole child through 7 Mindsets, our social emotional learning program, and by using positive behavior supports. We believe that modeling a sense of pride through respect, responsibility, building positive relationships, and expecting academic success will give our students the necessary tools to be successful adults.

Building relationships with our family and community members is vital to the success of our school! We invite parents to attend our School Advisory Council meetings and join our PFA! We value and appreciate stakeholder input and truly believe we all have a part to play in our children’s education!

Kindest regards,

Lindsey Johnson