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Ms. Shari Burton

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Ms. Shari Burton

I am thrilled to serve as the Assistant Principal of J.Y. Joyner Elementary!! Joyner is truly a great place to work with an energetic, committed and caring staff! The Joyner family is like none other, the combination of staff, students and parents are absolutely amazing! It is truly the PEOPLE that make this school one that I’m honored to call home!  

 I have been in education for over 13 years. My first teaching position was in a second grade classroom. After seven years, I moved to a fourth grade position.  I enjoyed 11 years as a classroom teacher before becoming an Elementary MTSS Coach for the Southwestern Region.

 My first degree, a BS in Accounting, was awarded by Elizabeth City State University – Viking Pride!   When my passion for educating children and desire to learn motivated me to change careers, I earned my K-6 elementary teaching certification from North Carolina Central University – Eagle Pride!   In May 2015, I earned my Masters in School Administration from East Carolina University – Go Pirates!

 I am the proud mother of one son, Jalan. Outside of school, I am very active in my church as the Coordinator for the Education and Career Development ministry. I love supporting students and families as they journey through school and help to empower and encourage academic success. In my spare time, I love listening to music, spending time with family and friends, and shopping, shopping, shopping!