Wilkinson Elementary School


Principal Hayward

Phone: 904-336-4075

Degrees and Certifications:

BA Special Education

MA Educational 

Ed.D. Educational Leadership 

University of South Florida

University of North Florida

Today I choose Joy! 

Principal and Title IX Coordinator, Dr. Carolyn Hayward

Dear Wildcat Families,

It is my pleasure to welcome you to Wilkinson Elementary School.  As Principal, I’m energized and deeply committed to creating a positive experience in the lives of your children.  We will accomplish this by setting high academic expectations for all children and providing supportive systems to assure expectations are met. By specializing in a positive school culture, setting high standards for teacher performance, increasing academic expectations for all scholars and investing the help and support of parents and community these are attainable goals. It is my desire at WES to see that each one of our scholars is on the right track to be college and/or career ready when that time comes.

Our scholars deserve our best each and every day. Additionally, we must continue to carefully examine their ever changing needs in areas that extend above and beyond the brick and mortar classroom.  We will convey the importance of social skills and positive mindset that impact our school, our community, and our society as a whole. My focus is to continue to provide our scholars with a safe and nurturing environment where they want to belong and grow, both individually and collectively. Together, we will instill the desire and determination to be successful at school and in life. That is what builds character and enables us to achieve excellence in our work together at WES.

My door, my agenda, and my heart remain open to meet and address your concerns, ideas, or areas of opportunity. I feel blessed to serve this school community and truly believe that the joy of the Lord is my strength.  My email address is: carolyn.hayward@myoneclay.net I am proud to be your principal and on behalf of me, the faculty and staff of WES, we all wish for much success for your child during his/her years with us here at school and beyond.


Dr. Carolyn Hayward

kara hoffman asst principal

Phone: 904-336-4075

Degrees and Certifications:

Bachelor of Arts in Elementary Education

Masters in Educational Leadership

Reading Endorsed

National Board Certified Teacher

University of North Florida

“When educating the minds of our youth, we must not forget to educate their hearts.”

Assistant Principal, Kara Hoffmann

Dear Parents,

I am honored to be the Assistant Principal here at Wilkinson Elementary School.   I have enjoyed meeting so many of the incredible families in our community and feel extremely fortunate for this opportunity to work with your children and the talented and dedicated staff here at WES!

Prior to coming to Wilkinson, I was a classroom teacher in 3 different elementary schools for 16 years and an Instructional Coach for 9 years.  I am married to my wonderful husband, Marc, and we have 3 sons.  All who graduated from Clay County Schools.  I am also a proud Bronco graduate.  Education is a top priority for me and I like to call myself a life-long learner. 

As your AP here at Wilkinson, I am passionate about helping to meet all of our scholars' needs and help them to achieve academic success.  We will strive to ensure that our teachers, staff, and scholars have a safe and friendly place to work and learn.  Mrs. Hayward and I believe that every scholar deserves the opportunity to learn and will tirelessly work to support them.

Go Wildcats!