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Principal

Dr. Monica Adams

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Dr. Monica Adams

Dr. Monica T. Adams is a proud product of Richland County School District One; attending Satchel Ford Elementary School, W G. Sanders Middle School and graduating from W. J. Keenan High School. Dr. Adams, later attended South Carolina State University and received a Bachelor of Science Degree in Elementary Education, her Master’s Degree in Education from Cambridge College, her Educational Specialist Degree in Administration and Supervision from Converse College, and her Educational Doctorate Degree in Educational Administration.

Dr. Adams has been in education for 27 years where she has served as an administrator and as a teacher of 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade students in Richland County School District One. Dr. Adams is an endorsed Transformational Leader who has been rewarded National Board Certification, Social Studies Distinguished Teacher, and Teacher of the Year.

Dr. Adams strongly believes that students don’t care how much you know, until they know how much you care, therefore she is passionate about building positive relationships with all stakeholders.

Pre-K-1st Grade Assistant Principal

 John Allen

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John Allen

My name is John Allen and welcome to Carver-Lyon Elementary School.  We are an amazing language immersion school. I serve as your Assistant Principal for grades 4K – 1st Grade.  This is my second year serving the CLES community and I am honored to do so.  This will be my 18th year in education. During my career I have had the joy of teaching kindergarten, first grade, second grade, third grade and fifth grade. My administration experience includes elementary and middle school.  I received a Bachelor of Arts in Interdisciplinary Studies and a Master’s Degree in Education from the University of South Carolina.  My certifications include early childhood and elementary education.  I am also gifted and talented endorsed.  My life is full as I have a beautiful wife and twins (boy/girl) that started college this year at USC. They are both language immersion graduates. I am one proud father.  My wife and I love to travel and watch sports.  I play tennis and read when I get the chance.  Never miss the opportunity to be the best you can be.  Mistakes are proof that you are trying.  I am always here to support our families and teachers in any way that I can.  We are a strong team that can accomplish anything together.  #HearUSRoar   #LionPride

2nd-5th Grade Assistant Principal

 Ashton Jones

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Ashton Jones

My name is Ashton Jones, and I serve as your Assistant Principal for grades 2-5. I am excited to enter my 2nd year as a part of the Carver-Lyon family. I am a proud Richland One graduate. I have been in education for the past 11 years. During my educational career, I have served in many capacities. My career began in the collegiate setting where I taught Anatomy and Physiology. I have also taught various science courses in grades 8-12. I have also served in various leadership capacities including Director of Biomedical Science, Science Department Chair, and Assistant Administrator. I have a Bachelor’s Degree in Biology from Columbia College, a Master’s Degree in Secondary Education, and an Ed.S. in K-12 Education Leadership and Administration. I am a proud mother of 3 beautiful daughters, and I am married to my college sweetheart. In my spare time I enjoy gardening, interior designing, and reading. I look forward to our partnership in making all of our students the absolute best they can be.