Degrees and Certifications:
Bachelors Degree in Elementary/Special Education K-6Masters Degree in School CounselingEducational Specialist Degree in Administration
Mrs. Vanessa Clay
Hello, my name is Mrs. Vanessa Clay. I am the principal of one of the greatest schools around! I recently completed my twentieth year in education.
I taught grades kindergarten through fifth grade at Walker Elementary. I moved back to my hometown of Kennedy, Alabama and taught special education for five years at South Lamar School. I moved back to Walker Elementary as the guidance counselor. I was promoted to assistant principal at Walker. I just completed my fourth year as the principal at Buhl Elementary.
I have been married for almost 24 years to Thomas Clay. Together we have three children. Andrew is 18, Nate is 16, and Hannah is 15. Nate and Hannah attend Sipsey Valley High School. My children are the greatest gifts I have been given. Thomas is the pastor at Livingston Church of God. We enjoy traveling, bowling, and going to the theater.
The faculty/staff, students, parents, and community members are wonderful. I look forward to continually building a relationship with our feeder schools and being involved in our community. We are going to have a wonderful new school year!