Degrees and Certifications:
Ms. Cynthia Clayton
Cynthia Clayton began her educational career in Detroit Public Schools as a 6th grade ELA Teacher at Edward Cerveny Middle School. Ms. Clayton spent seven years teaching within the district as a middle school teacher before taking a Literacy Coaching Position at Fisher Upper Magnet Middle School. Over the next two years, Ms. Clayton served as a Literacy Coach while providing district-wide professional development. In 2012, Ms. Clayton serves as an Assistant Principal for 5 years. This year marks her third year as principal of Burns Elementary Middle School.
Her educational experiences have afforded her the opportunity to collaborate with a fantastic group of people to meet the common goal of increasing student achievement and well-being. Her educational philosophy is based on her uncompromising belief that all students can learn, given a positive learning environment, strong and knowledgeable leadership, a committed and focused educational team, an encouraging community, and a supportive family.
Ms. Clayton has received a Bachelor’s Degree in Science from Eastern Michigan University in 2002. After several years of teaching, she earned her Master’s Degree in Educational Leadership in 2008 from Wayne State and an Ed. Specialist Degree in Special Education from Wayne State University in 2018.
Ms. Clayton views a collaborative school environment as the key to creating successful teachers and students. She believes partnerships with parents and community partners are essential to enriching the experience at Burns Elementary Middle School.
During her free time, Ms. Clayton enjoys reading and spending time with family.