• It is our pleasure to get to serve you and your children at school each day.  At Claymont Elementary, we strive to maintain increasingly high standards for student learning and development while also respecting and honoring the wonders of childhood.  We value the relationships we have with parents and families, so please help us get to know you better so that we can serve your family’s needs.  If you are new to the Claymont area, please give us a call and schedule a tour so that we may share this wonderful school community with you.

    -Nathan and Kristen



    Dr. Nathan Burch is Claymont’s newest principal.  Prior to this role, he has served as principal for two years in the Mehlville School District. He taught for nine years in the Fox C-6 School District prior to moving into an assistant principal role for two years in the same district. Dr. Burch has two children, Mia, and Max, who attend Pierremont Elementary. Dr. Burch enjoys spending time with his family and watching sports.

    • EDD.   Doctoral in Educational Leadership - Maryville University
    • MS.     Educational Administration - Missouri Baptist University
    • BS.     Elementary Education - Southeast Missouri State University


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    Kristen Harms has served as a Virtual Developer for Parkway during the global pandemic.  The 2022-2023 school year serves as her first year at Claymont.  She has also worked as an Instructional Coach at Highcroft Ridge.  She was a Social Studies coordinator, and taught  fourth grade and kindergarten at Webster Groves Computer School.  While there, she was active in creating and presenting staff development.  She also participated in Systemic Racism Training, the Teacher Leadership committee, and the Missouri Council of Social Studies.  She enjoys spending time at her kids’ activities and cooking countless meals.

    • EDS.   School Administration - Columbia College  
    • MS.     Curriculum and Instruction - University of Missouri, Columbia  
    • BS.     Elementary Education-University of Missouri, St. Louis