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Elizabeth Clayton

Associate Head of School and 8th Grade Math Teacher

I love the amazing teachers. As a parent of two CRS graduates, I appreciate how well known and safe my children were at school. As a colleague, I feel lucky to work with such a dedicated and talented group of educators.

Elizabeth Clayton is in her ninth year of being the Associate Head of Charles River School.  She has been an educator for over twenty years with experience teaching math and science in middle and high school, and several years as a coach, advisor, and administrator. 

Before becoming the Associate Head at CRS, Elizabeth taught middle school math and science at the Benjamin Franklin Classical Charter School in Franklin, Mass. for eight years. For several of those years she also served as the Middle School Coordinator and Academic Dean of Grades 5-8.  During her time in Franklin, Elizabeth was a key administrator, working closely with four different Heads of School. She also taught earth science and physical science at Worcester Academy in Worcester, MA and coached varsity soccer and middle school basketball. Early in her career, she worked as a Senior Field Supervisor at archeological field sites in Indiana and Kentucky.

Elizabeth earned her BA cum laude from Smith College with a major in geology and a minor in archaeology; she played varsity lacrosse there as well. Elizabeth pursued her master’s degree in Geological Sciences at Indiana University in Bloomington where she also served as an Associate Instructor and Lab Coordinator.