About Mrs. Jennifer Clay
Welcome! This year I will teach 7th and 8th grade History and serve as the 8A homeroom teacher. My goal is to find fun, innovative ways to engage all my students to think critically, communicate effectively, and act responsibly while developing a strong Catholic identity.
I have loved teaching middle school students in both Catholic and public schools for the past 15 years, with the last 9 years here at St. Patrick. In 2015, I was honored to receive the Work of the Heart Award from the Catholic Foundation and was named the Diocese of Dallas Secondary Teacher of the Year in 2016.
I was raised in Richardson and attended both St. Paul the Apostle Catholic School and Bishop Lynch High School. After graduation, I earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Applied Learning and Development from the University of Texas at Austin. Hook 'em horns!
We joined the parish in 2011 and love being part of the St. Patrick's community! My husband David and I have three wonderful children who all graduated from SPS. Our son is currently in 9th grade at Jesuit, and our two daughters are both Bishop Lynch graduates.
When I am not teaching, I enjoy spending time with my family, reading historical fiction and mysteries, and traveling. In 2010, my family and I traveled across the United States, visiting 48 states in 12 months. I love to bring the things I learned about our great nation into my classes.