Mr. Brandon D. Clayton is a Jacksonville, Florida native and a graduate of William Marion Raines Senior High School, Class of 1998. Mr. Clayton attended and graduated from Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University where he earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Psychology with a minor in Elementary Education in the Fall of 2002. Mr. Clayton began his teaching career at Kate Sullivan Elementary School where he taught 3rd, 4th, and 5th grades for eight years. Mr. Clayton also taught at Bond Elementary School in Tallahassee, Florida (Leon County). Mr. Clayton was named the District Teacher of the Year in 2014 and was promoted to a District Reading coach the following year. In the Summer of 2011 Mr. Clayton graduated with a Master of Education Degree in Educational Leadership from Grand Canyon University with the dream of becoming an Administrator.


    In 2015, Mr. Clayton relocated back to his hometown of Jacksonville, Florida and turned that dream into a reality as he began his career path as an Assistant Principal at Lone Star Elementary School under the leadership of Dr. Amy Lingren. Mr. Clayton served two years as an Assistant Principal and was promoted in May of 2017 as the Proud PrinciPAL of Carter G. Woodson Elementary School of the Medical Arts by the Former Superintendent Dr. Nikolai Vitti. Mr. Clayton’s goal is to see that ALL students are aware of their academic performance and become engaged in the learning process to improve. He believes that Carter G. Woodson Elementary School is one of the best kept secrets on the Northside of Jacksonville.  


    Brandon D. Clayton, Principal 


    School of the Medical Arts #166

    2334 Butler Avenue

    Jacksonville, Florida 32209

    Main Office 904-924-3004

    Fax 904-924-3442

    Email: Claytonb@duvalschools.org

    Taking Flight to Higher Heights!"