Clay Administration

Cynthia Winter, Principal - Email Ms. Winter

 

   

I am Cynthia Winter (Cindy), the proud principal of Clay Elementary School! Clay is a wonderful neighborhood school filled with so many opportunities for students, staff, parents, and community. I have a true love and passion for educating children and believe that the well-being and best interest of students should guide all school decisions. I look forward to building strong relationships with all stakeholders to ensure our students are successful.

 

I know that I possess the skills to effectively lead Clay Elementary. My strengths in relationship building allow me to identify and cultivate the potential in others. I want others to succeed, and I take genuine joy in their growth and development. My door is always open and I provide a safe zone where students, staff, and parents feel comfortable talking to me.  As principal of Clay, I will maintain high expectations and work collaboratively with all stakeholders to ensure that every decision, big and small, is aligned to student needs. I am a leader who likes to serve, and one who holds herself and others accountable for student success.

 

The 2017-2018 school year will be my twenty-fifth year as an educator. I have gained diverse experiences and acquired strong leadership, instructional, and communication skills as a result of working in five outstanding schools. I was an elementary school teacher for ten years, an instructional lead teacher for two years, and I have been as assistant principal for the past ten years. My leadership career actually began at Clay, where I served as the assistant principal, so needless to say, the students, staff, parents, and community hold a special place in my heart.  As the principal of Clay Elementary, I feel that my career has come full circle…I’m back home. 

 

It is with great honor and excitement to serve as the principal of this wonderful community school, and I am looking forward to the journey that is ahead of us.  Working together, we will make a difference in the lives of our students. Please feel free to contact me with any questions or concerns. Thanks.


Kevin O'Meara, Assistant Principal - Email Mr. O'Meara

   

I am Kevin O’Meara and I am honored to join the Clay family as your assistant principal. I am so excited to be able to be at a school with such a strong culture of community and strong relationships.

My professional career has been at Clarkdale Elementary, serving in many different roles. I began teaching in 2003 and have taught kindergarten and third grade. I also served as the Math Coach and most recently as the School Leadership Intern.

I grew up in Marietta and am a proud product of the Cobb County School District. I attended Mountain View Elementary, Simpson Middle and Sprayberry High School. I graduated from Kennesaw State University with a BS and Masters in Early Childhood Education and from the University of West Georgia with a Specialist degree in Educational Leadership.

My mother worked for many years as an educator and instilled in me a passion for working with children, to provide a love of learning and a strong educational foundation. I believe that all students will succeed with the proper tools and encouragement in place.

I am a lover of the arts and enjoy cheering on our local sports teams. I have sung with several community choirs and enjoy supporting our local theatre productions. Watching SEC football in the fall is one of my favorite pastimes. Go Dawgs!

Please feel free to contact me if I can ever be of assistance to you. I look forward to meeting you all and working together to make this year an incredible experience for your family.

 

“Students don't care how much you know until they know how much you care.”

                                                  John C. Maxwell