Clayton Schrader, Principal

Clayton SchraderMr. Clayton Schrader, principal of Ross Elementary, has over a decade of experience in education, where he has worked as an elementary teacher, instructional coach, dean of students, and assistant principal. In addition, he has served as an education consultant for professional development for the past five years. During his time in the classroom, Mr. Schrader was instrumental in the development of parent engagement events, as well as active in incorporating technology in the classroom. He has been a leader in incorporating fine arts into education and served in a number of building leadership roles.

Mr. Schrader attended Washburn University where he earned his bachelors in elementary education with an emphasis in special education. He then earned his masters degree from Washburn University in building leadership. He is a Level 2 Google Certified Educator, Mandt Certified and is trained in Kagan Cooperative Learning. In addition, Mr. Schrader was a state finalist for the Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching and was awarded the International Reading Association Award for Reading and Technology. This year Mr. Schrader will be completing AVID Administrative Certification.

Fine arts has been played an important role in his public school and post-secondary experiences. As a trained vocalist and pianist, he has participated in theatre productions and show choirs, including touring around the country with the University of Kansas Men's Glee Club. Mr. Schrader has also been actively involved in the National Education Association at the local, state and national levels throughout his professional career.


Haley Lawson, Assistant Principal

Ms. Lawson

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