Meet the Principal

Kisha Clemons

Hello Shuford Elementary, 

It is my privilege to serve our students, staff, families, and the Shuford community as your principal. This is my nineteenth year in public education. I am a proud Newton-Conover graduate, as well as obtained my Undergraduate and Master's Degree from Appalachian State University.

Shuford is a special place and I look forward to continuing our pursuit of academic excellence through personalized learning. We will love, connect, and inspire our students every day. A strong family atmosphere and community partnerships will aid our individual and school success. We invite parents to visit our school and become partners in your child's education. 

Here are a few ways you can support your child’s learning:

  1. Make sure your child attends school, arrives on time, and is ready to learn.

  2. Ask your child daily to share what they have learned at school.

  3. Read with your child and engage them in dialogue about what they are reading.

  4. Encourage your child to join a student club/organization that interests them.

  5. Communicate with your teacher on a regular basis to discuss your child’s performance.

  6. Be involved by volunteering in the classroom and attending parent conferences, curriculum nights, and other school events.

  7. Join Shuford’s Parent Teacher Organization (PTO).  Being a part of the PTO will support your child, support our school, and ensure that your voice is heard.

  8. Stay connected by visiting our school, school website, and Facebook page.  Follow us on Twitter @ShufordNCCS

Thanks for sharing your child with us and we look forward to working with all of our families this year!

Contact Information

Jonathan Tharpe

📞 (828) 464-1973


Please watch the video about personalization here at Shuford.

Principal Series: A personalized pathway for every child