Melissa Hubbard Named Clayton High Principal


CLAYTON – Melissa Hubbard has been named Principal of Clayton High by Johnston County Public Schools Superintendent Dr. Eric Bracy.

Hubbard is in her 26th year working in education, and has most recently served as Principal of Archer Lodge Middle School (ALMS). ALMS Assistant Principal Matt Johnson will serve as Interim Principal of the school beginning Monday, Feb. 13.

Hubbard also currently serves as the district’s 2022-2023 Principal of the Year. She is a fourth generation Clayton High graduate and native of Clayton.

“Clayton is more than home. Clayton is a place, at its heart, that aspires to & inspires greatness in Johnston County,” said Hubbard. “Clayton has become a flagship community for what it means to support students, families, and our community. I look forward to working with staff, students, families, and our community to grow and be the best it can be.”

Hubbard earned a bachelor’s degree from the University of North Carolina Wilmington, her first master’s degree through a cohort with East Carolina University, and her second master’s degree from Campbell University. She has served JCPS in the role of teacher, assistant principal, and principal throughout her very successful career.

“Mrs. Hubbard made significant contributions to the academic success of Archer Lodge Middle School,” said Dr. Bracy. “Under her leadership the school ranked 12th in the state for academic growth last school year. We cannot wait to see what wonderful impact she will have on the Clayton High community.”

Hubbard assumes the role of Principal of Clayton High following Interim Principal Dr. Earl Moore.