Clayton Moton named Dutchman Creek Middle School Principal
During its special called executive session on Friday, January 26, the Rock Hill Schools Board of Trustees approved the hiring of Clayton Moton to become the new principal at Dutchman Creek Middle School.
Moton replaces Dr. Norris Williams who recently returned home to Sumter where he is now the Assistant Superintendent of Leadership and School Excellence. Moton, who has spent his entire career in Rock Hill Schools, becomes the second principal in the history of Dutchman Creek. After beginning as a fifth-grade teacher at Belleview Elementary School in 1999, Moton moved to Saluda Trail Middle School in 2004 where he taught seventh grade science for four years. In 2008, he became an assistant principal at Saluda Trail.
A product of the South Carolina public school system, Moton grew up in McCormick, S.C., he holds a bachelor of arts in elementary education from the University of South Carolina Upstate and a Masters of Education in School Leadership from Cambridge College (Cambridge, Mass.).
At Belleview, Moton was named the school’s teacher of the year in only his second year in the classroom. From there, he has excelled and made significant contributions to his school community. He has served as a leader on various evaluation and certification teams including International Baccalaureate Middle Years Programme, AdvancEd International STEM accreditation, and Saluda Trail’s MALE CALL student mentoring program.
The assistant principal vacancy at Saluda Trail Middle School will be posted and anyone interested in applying should apply at www.rock-hill.k12.sc.us/jobs.