Kristyn Shepherd, Principal
Tomi Nave, Assistant Principal

6 Fourth Street  Salem, VA 24153  540-387-2492

New start time for school this year!  Classes begin at 7:50, so be sure your child arrives before the 7:50 tardy bell!

Our Mission:  To provide a positive educational experience that puts children first.
Nuestra Misión:  Para porporcionar una experiencia educative postiva que pone a niños primero.


  • G.W. Carver Teacher of the Year 2015
    Congratulations to Mrs. Angela Diemel, G.W. Carver Teacher of the Year!
    Posted May 1, 2015, 9:47 AM by Kelly Baer
  • "Congratulations to Mrs. Shively!"
    G.W. Carver's Support Staff of the Year

    Posted Feb 12, 2015, 9:46 AM by Kelly Baer
  • Kindergarten Registration
    Click here to see the latest information about Kindergarten Registration for the School Year 2015-16.
    Posted Jan 8, 2015, 8:10 AM by Kelly Baer
  • Introducing Mrs. Shepherd

    Dear GW Carver Families,

    I hope this letter finds you enjoying your summer.  My name is Kristyn Shepherd and I am the new principal at GW Carver.  I am excited and thrilled at the opportunity to be part of this community.  I have been in education for twenty years.  Most recently I was the Assistant Principal at East Salem Elementary.  Prior to my administrative experience, I have sixteen years experience spanning grades K-8, with a specific concentration in special education.  I am elated to bring my skills as an educational leader to GW Carver and to work with you as a partner in education to ensure your child’s success. 

    Along with the faculty and staff, I will work hard to continue the legacy of success established at GW Carver by building strong relationships with parents, students, staff, and the community.  This year we will continue to focus on our use of data to inform instruction and providing exciting and challenging enrichment and/or remediation activities for students. 

    During the course of the year, it is my hope that we will work together to provide the students of GW Carver the best possible opportunities in preparing them to be ready to master the challenges of the 21st Century with a solid foundation created here at our school.  As Principal, my door is always open and I welcome your input.  Please feel free to stop in or call to make an appointment to discuss any concerns, suggestions, or ideas to help make this the best year yet!  We will be launching a GW Carver Facebook page at to assist us in keeping you informed with what’s going on at school. 

    As a reminder, the first day of school will be Tuesday, September 2, 2014.   

    I look forward to working with you and your child!

    Posted Jul 9, 2014, 6:57 AM by Kristyn Shepherd
  • Kindergarten Registration 2014
    Click here for information regarding Kindergarten Registration.
    Posted Jan 8, 2014, 7:45 AM by Kelly Baer
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