Mrs. Shanti A. Clancy

Phone: 704-736-1958


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 to begin 2020-2021 in my 7th 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 eight and Kellan is five. 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 both of my boys will be at St. James with me! Kellan will begin Kindergarten and Finn will be in 3rd grade.


A few of my favorite things:

Colors: Black and White

Flower: Daisy

Drink: Coke Zero or Coffee

Snack: Anything Cheesy

Animal: Zebra

Vacation: Beach

Teams: Panthers and Appalachian


My office!

What I'm Reading or Recommend!

  • When You Reach Me

    by Rebecca Stead Year Published: 2010

    Miranda starts receiving mysterious notes and has to write a letter in order to save a life.

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  • Out of My Mind

    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!

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  • Rain Reign

    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.

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  • The One and Only Ivan

    by Katherine Applegate Year Published: 2012

    Ivan is a gorilla who has lived in captivity at a shopping mall for almost as long as he can remember, with a few other animal friends. Ivan has a talent that he discovers could save his friends and himself

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