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Hello and welcome to Clyde Elementary School. Thank you for taking the time to visit our website. I am honored to be the principal here and I look forward to meeting you. Clyde is a great school in a wonderful community. Our staff is dedicated to providing an optimal learning environment for our students. If I can help you in any way, please do not hesitate to contact me.




Byron Burnette, Principal

Hi Clyde Family!  I have been blessed to be a member of the Clyde family for many years, beginning when my children enrolled in 2010.  Since that year, I have been in a variety of roles within this community including parent, teacher, and now administrator.   I believe there are two main ingredients in helping students, faculty, and staff reach their full potential at any given time, LOVE and HIGH EXPECTATIONS.  My job as assistant principal is to first love, serve, and support the people who enter the doors of Clyde Elementary.  My heart’s cry is to help build and maintain a loving, caring environment in which students, parents, and teachers feel cared for and are safe to learn and grow.  Serving the families and staff of Clyde also comes with responsibility.  This responsibility includes helping individuals grow towards their potential and maintaining high expectations while seeking to provide the support and tools needed along the way for success.    So what is my job as your assistant principal?  To love, serve, cheer, support, and drive individuals to grow and bloom! What a wonderful job to be able to come to each day !

Amy Tiller, Assistant Principal

When I was interviewing for my current teaching position, I had the opportunity to tour Clyde Elementary School and meet some of the teachers here.  I thought, “This is a school that’s going places.”  After working at Clyde for four years, my initial impression has not changed.  I am so proud to work with so many energetic, positive, driven, intelligent, and compassionate teachers.  I am constantly learning from my co-workers!  As the mom of a kindergarten student at Clyde, I also appreciate how all of the adults in the school building- from the front desk staff to the custodians to the cafeteria workers to the administrators- respond to children in such a loving, respectful, and encouraging manner.  I love the positive, supportive atmosphere that nurtures students and teachers alike.  Simply put, Clyde Elementary School is a happy place to be!  Welcome to our happy place.

Donna Harris, 2019-2020 Teacher of the Year

Torrie Henson, 2019-2020 Teacher Assistant of the Year


Contact Us

  • Clyde Elementary School
  • Byron Burnette, Principal
  • 4182 Old Clyde Rd. Clyde, NC 28721
  • 828.627.2206
  • 828.627.1471