Our Story

Our Story

Clay County Community for Students, Inc. is a private, non-profit organization, which promotes and facilitates the coordinated delivery of existing resources to children and their families within a school community. CCCFS involves schools, businesses, parents, health and social service providers, churches and civic organization, bringing our community together in a spirit of cooperation and trust. Together, we are all working to ensure every student has the opportunity to succeed. CCCFS became operational in 1998 and has achieved outstanding success in meeting the needs of students and families in our community.  CCCFS serves the entire school district PreK-12th grade with a total enrollment of 1376 students.

Clay County is a small, rural county (population of 10,801) located in the mountainous region of western North Carolina. We are a compassionate and close-knit community, but resources are very limited since the local economy is driven mostly by small businesses and tourism. As of 2018, Clay County has a median household income of only $38,801 and 27.09% of our children are living in poverty. Low family income has been proven time and time again to be major factor on a child’s academic and developmental growth.

Because there are no large funding streams available to rural communities, CCCFS exists to bring the community together to supply the necessary resources to meet student and family needs. In order to bring outstanding services and/or educational programs to our schools. CCCFS collaborates with dozens of different human resource agencies, numerous local organizations and churches, and a variety of Government agencies such as the North Carolina Forest Service, Tennessee Valley Authority, the North Carolina Cooperative Extension Service – just to name a few.

Here at CCCFS, we are always in need of mentors, tutors, volunteers, grant opportunities, and donations. If you or your child are in need of assistance, or if you feel you can help us in any way, please do not hesitate to contact us. Together we can ensure that every child in Clay County can reach his or her full potential.

 

Our Staff

Theresa Waldroup
Executive Director

Karen Dudley
Site Coordinator

Pam Arrowood
Student Tutor

Board Of Directors

JACLYN ASHE
OFFICE MANAGER
JACKY JONES FORD
PO BOX 1156
HAYESVILLE NC 28904
PRIVATE (828) 389-6333
Orientation 01/8/14
jaclynashe@gmail.com

JUSTIN ASHE
CO-OWNER
JACKY JONES CHRYSLER
DODGE JEEP
222 NC HWY 69
HAYESVILLE NC 28904
PRIVATE (828) 389-1958
Orientation 02/07/14
justinashe@brmemc.net

JOSEPH BAKER, USFS
CIVIL ENGINEERING TECHNICIAN
123 WOODLAND DRIVE
MURPHY NC 28906
PUBLIC (828) 837-5152
Orientation 1/19/2021
joseph.baker@usda.gov

SILAS BROWN, AG-SCIENCE TEACHER
CLAY COUNTY SCHOOLS
PO BOX 178
HAYESVILLE NC 28904
PUBLIC (828) 389-6532
Orientation 01/09/2022
silasbrown@hayesvillehs.org

DONOVAN BYERS
DEPUTY SHERIFF, SRO
103 NICELY ROAD
HAYESVILLE NC 28904
PUBLIC (828) 557-9407
Orientation 11/26/19
dbyers@clayschools.org

TODD GOINS, DIRECTOR
CLAY COUNTY DEPARTMENT OF SOCIAL SERVICES
PO BOX 147
HAYESVILLE NC 28904
PUBLIC (828) 389-6301
Orientation 07/28/20
todd.goins@claydss.us

BECKY GRINDSTAFF, DIRECTOR
SENIOR CENTER
PO BOX 118
HAYESVILLE NC 28904
PUBLIC (828) 389-9271
Orientation 07/28/20
bgrindstaff@claync.us

MARIE GUNTHER, DIRECTOR
CLAY COUNTY TRANSPORTATION
PO BOX 118
HAYESVILLE NC 28904
PUBLIC (828) 389-0644
Orientation 09/22/11
gunther@brmemc.net

KIRK HATHERLY, PASTOR
HAYESVILLE FIRST UNITED METHODIST
PO BOX 85
HAYESVILLE NC 28904
NON-PRIVATE (828) 389-8413
Orientation 10/09/08
pastorkirk@hayesvillefirst.org

HEATHER PLEMMONS
HAYESVILLE PRIMARY
PRINCIPAL
698 ANDERSON STREET
HAYESVILLE NC 28904
PUBLIC (828) 389-3763
Orientation 06/30/21
hplemmons@hayesvilleps.org

 

PHYLLIS BYERS, TREASURER
ASSISTANT BRANCH MANAGER
UNTIED COMMUNITY BANK
PO BOX 1303
HAYESVILLE NC 28904
PRIVATE (828) 389-6363
Orientation 01/09/19
phyllis_byers@ucbi.com

GREG CARROLL, CHAIR
PASTOR
NEW LIFE CHURCH
PO BOX 742
HAYESVILLE NC 28904
NON-PRIVATE (828) 557-6826
Orientation 02/08/05
gregcarroll59@gmail.com

SHELIA CODY, BR MANAGER
NANTAHALA BANK
PO BOX 28
HAYESVILLE NC 28904
PRIVATE (828) 389-0700
Orientation 03/23/15
scody@nantahalabank.com

DALE COLE
SUPERINTENDENT OF SCHOOLS
PO BOX 178
HAYESVILLE NC 28904
PUBLIC (828) 389-8513
Orientation 11/14/19
dcole@clayschools.org

MELISSA GODFREY
HAYESVILLE ELEMENTARY PRINCIPAL
72 YELLOW JACKET DRIVE
HAYESVILLE NC 28904
PUBLIC (828) 389-8586
Orientation 07/09/20
mgodfrey@hayesvillees.org

ANDY JAMES, VICE-CHAIR
VICE PRESIDENT /CITY EXECUTIVE STATE EMPLOYEES’ CREDIT UNTION
PO BOX 1409
HAYESVILLE NC 28904
PRIVATE (828) 389-1946
Orientation 01/16/19
Andyjames16@gmail.com

DEBBIE MAUNEY
COUNTY MANAGER
CLAY COUNTY GOVERNMENT
PO BOX 118
HAYESVILLE NC 28904
PUBLIC (828) 389-0089
Orientation 02/22/01
debbie.mauney@claydss.us

STACY OVERLIN
HIGH SCHOOL PRINCIPAL
205 YELLOW JACKET DRIVE
HAYESVILLE NC 28904
PUBLIC (828) 389-6532
Orientation 04/20/21
soverlin@hayesvillehs.org

JENNIFER WALLACE
MIDDLE SCHOOL PRINCIPAL
135 YELLOW JACKET DRIVE
HAYESVILLE NC 28904
PUBLIC (828) 389-9924
Orientation 07/27/21
jwallace@hayesvillems.org

CLARISSA ROGERS
INTERIUM DIRECTOR
CLAY COUNTY HEALTH DEPT
PO BOX 55
HAYESVILLE NC 28904
PUBLIC (828) 389-8052
Orientation 7/21/21
ClarissaRogers@clayhdnc.us

KAREN DUDLEY
SITE COORDINATOR
426 INDIAN TRAIL
HAYESVILLE NC 28904
PUBLIC (828) 389-8586
Orientation 09/30/14
Screening Process Completed 08/20/14
kdudley@hayesvillees.org