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Subjects Taught
English III, English IV


Collinwood High School - 1988

University of North Alabama - Bachelor of Science in Secondary Education--English/Language Arts - 2002


After attending Middle Tennessee State University for two years and the University of North Alabama for one semester, I worked at Bullock Garages as an assistant office manager. Afterwards, I worked at H.D. Lee Company for two years as an inspector.  Later, I moved from Cypress Inn to Collinwood and started working at Hassell and Hughes.  After several jobs in retail and restaurants, I decided to go back to school for my teaching degree.  I also worked at Collinwood Elementary and Middle School as a substitute teacher and special education aide.

This is my twentieth year at WCHS!  I have taught English I, III, & IV, art history, journalism, word processing, music history, creative writing, and ACT Prep.  I look forward to another awesome year at WCHS!



I was born on August 19, 1970, to the most wonderful couple I have ever met, Jason and Jane Oakley Wright.  I grew up on Wright Ridge in Cypress Inn, Tennessee. I have one brother, James Wright.  James is a freelancer of various computer programming and website jobs. I am happily married to Jay Clanton.  Jay works at The Collision Center in St. Florian. We have two wonderful daughters, Lauren (29) and Jayden (24).  Lauren currently works at the Bank of Waynesboro. She is also mother to our wonderful grandson, Kason. He is our favorite little guy in the world! Kason is in the second grade at WES.  Jayden is married to Reggie Pulley. Reggie serves in the US Army. They recently returned from Grafenwöhr, Germany, and are now stationed in Augusta, Georgia. My entire family is happy to have them back in the good ol' USA!

I am very blessed!