Degrees and Certifications:
Bachelor's in Elementary Education. National Board Certified.
Mrs. Ginny Clay
My name is Ginny Clay. My husband's name is Joe. We got married in August of 2012. We have one pet; a cat named Sparks. We enjoy vacationing at the beach and working on different projects together at our house. This is my 21st year teaching at Dudley Shoals. Prior to that, I taught first grade for four years in Catawba County and two years in New York. I also taught fourth grade for one year in Hickory City. I am originally from New York (Long Island). After graduating from high school, I moved to Rochester, New York for 12 years. From there, I moved down to North Carolina where I could see lots of sun and less snow! I've been in here since 1995.
I have a 27 year-old daughter, Kayla. She graduated from UNC Greensboro with a bachelor's and a master's degree in Social Work and Spanish. She has studied abroad twice (once in Argentina, and then in Uruguay). She can speak fluent Spanish, and she is a social worker and counselor in Greensboro. She got married four years ago, and now I have a son-in-law named Ben.
I also have a 21-year old son named Luke. He graduated from South Caldwell High School in June 2016, and he now attends NC State University and is studying Zoology and Spanish. A year ago, he studied abroad in Peru and got to hike Machu Picchu. Last month, he left for study abroad again in Chile. He will be in the Southern Patagonia mountains of Chile studying animals, their ecosystems and environmental issues.
Children have always been my life, and I thank you for allowing me to be a part of your child's life. I am confident that when we work together as a team, your child will experience a fantastic year that will remain a strong foundation for the rest of their lives!