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Extraordinary Leader: Crystal Gaymon

The High Point Schools Partnership had the privilege of sitting down and talking with Dr. Crystal Gaymon, principal of Parkview Village Elementary. Gaymon is originally from Thomasville, NC. She is a North Carolina A&T graduate with a Bachelors’s and Master’s degree in Elementary Education. She attended the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, where she received her Doctorate in Educational Leadership and Cultural Foundations in 2017.  Gaymon taught 1st and 2nd grade for 6 years at Falkener Elementary and served as a curriculum facilitator for Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Schools for 4 years. After this she was Assistant Principal of Irving Park for 6 years before becoming the principal of Parkview in 2017; this is her 5th year at this school.  All of this rounds out to be an impressive 21 years in education.

Outside of school, Gaymon spends time with her two children. One daughter is 23 and is working on her Master’s of Business Administration. Her other child is 8 years old and a current 3rd grader. They enjoy puzzles, fishing, crafts; all of which allow for soothing thought time to get lost and decompress.

When asked about what she was proud of, Gaymon pointed to her Arts Department. They are working on a Fall Magnet Performance that is coming up in December. This department has had to get very creative with the ways they put on this performance. Parkview Village Elementary is an Expressive Arts Magnet School so projects like this are very important to students.

Thank you Crystal for sitting down and talking with us. We look forward to continuing to talk with and highlight different High Point principals and all the good going on at their school.