She will be joining Catawba County Schools after nine years of employment with Alexander County Schools where she has served as an assistant principal at both Ellendale Elementary School and Wittenburg Elementary.
Prior to those positions she was principal at Ellendale and most recently principal at Taylorsville Elementary. Mays was also a classroom teacher in both Caldwell and Wilkes County Schools.
Mays received her B.A. from Virginia Intermont College and her M.S.A. from Appalachian State University. Mays obtained her Doctorate of Educational Leadership from Gardner Webb University.
She fills the principal vacancy in Claremont following the retirement of Kimberly Yancey.