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Leading the Buhl Elementary community

Mrs. Vanessa Clay, Principal

Hello, my name is Mrs. Vanessa Clay. I am the principal of one of the greatest schools around! I recently completed my twenty-fifth year as an educator. I taught kindergarten grades 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 completed my ninth year as the principal at Buhl Elementary in June of this year.

I have been married for almost 29 years to Thomas Clay. Together we have three children. Andrew is 23, Nathanael is 21, and Hannah is 20. My children are the greatest gifts I have been given. My son Nathanael was married a year ago to Bailey. So, I gained another daughter! We are so blessed. We enjoy spending time with family, 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 school year!

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Principal Clay and family