Degrees and Certifications:
Bachelors of Science 2002 in Elementary Education K-6, Concentration in Math from Appalachian State University Masters of School Administration 2009 K-12 from Appalachian State University
Mrs. Shanti A. Clancy
My name is Shanti Clancy and I am excited for my 6th year as Principal at St. James Elementary School.
I grew up in Farmington Hills, MI and moved to North Carolina to attend Appalachian State University - GO MOUNTAINEERS! I graduated in 2002 and was hired to teach 3rd grade at S. Ray Lowder Elementary. After four years I moved closer to home and taught both 1st and 4th grades at Rock Springs Elementary. In December of 2009 I was married and graduated with my Master's from Appalachian. I finished my 8th year teaching and was hired at North Brook Elementary as an Assistant Principal. After four years, I was then hired as Principal of St. James.
My husband, Patrick and I have two sons. Finnegan is seven and Kellan is four. We have a kitty named Captain and a puppy named Sailor! My hobbies are hand lettering and photography. My passion is education.
I'm very excited this year because my oldest son Finn is in second grade at St. James this year!
A few of my favorite things:
Colors: Black and White
Drink: Coke Zero or Coffee
Snack: Trail Mix w/ M&Ms
Teams: Panthers and Appalachian
The best staff in all the land...
What I'm Reading or Recommend!
by Rebecca Stead Year Published: 2010
Miranda starts receiving mysterious notes and has to write a letter in order to save a life.
by Sharon M. Draper Year Published: 2012
Melody has Cerebral Palsy and has no way to communicate. She is smart, but nobody knows it. One day she discovers a device that will allow her to communicate and even compete on an academic team!
by Ann M. Martin Year Published: 2014
Rose is a girl with Asperger's who loves homonyms (even her name is one). She names her dog Rain which has two homonyms making Rain super special. When Rain gets out during a storm and Rose's father doesn't seem to care, Rose is in panic mode trying to find Rain.
I wanted to have an open discussion board on my page for parents and students. Sometimes it's hard to find time to come meet with me or even have a phone conversation. If your question is quick, post it below and I'll do my best to reply. There is also a Question & Answer tab up to the left that has some of the most frequently asked questions with answers.