Brenda Claytor

Second Grade Teacher

Minglewood Elementary School
Phone: (931) 648-5646

About Me

Hi there! I am one of the second grade teachers at Minglewood Elementary School. The 2015-2016 school year will be my second year teaching 2nd grade, preceded by nine years as a 1st grade teacher, and half a year as a long term substitute teacher in kindergarten. I was born and raised in California, and transplanted to this area in 1996 as a military spouse. I am a proud wife, mother, and grandmother. I received my formal training as a non-traditional student at Austin Peay State University right here in Clarksville, Tennessee. So far, I have earned a Bachelor of Science in Interdisciplinary Studies and a Master of Arts in Education with a concentration in Reading. I am happy to be teaching each and everyone of your children and I look forward to a very productive year! I encourage you to become actively involved in the education of your child. Together we can help your son or daughter achieve their potential.

Minglewood Elementary School's Vision and Mission:

Vision - From a tiny acorn grows a mighty oak

Mission - Our mission is to educate and grow a community of Prepared, Accepting, Respectful, and Responsible citizens

posted 7/7/2014 5:00:00 PM

We have implemented a new school-wide positive behavior program here at Minglewood! It is called, PARR, which stands for Prepared, Accepting, Respectful, and Responsible. The students will learn the expectations for each of those words throughout the school. A great part of this program is the emphasis on the positive behavior students display throughout any school day. They will receive tangible rewards for their positive behavior from me, from the guidance counselor, as well as any faculty member. All they have to do is have good behavior!
posted 8/11/2013 10:27:00 AM


Classroom Expectations

1.  Prepared

2.  Accepting

3.  Respectful

4.  Responsible

Classroom Links

School System Website
Tennessee State Government
Department of Education
Public Library
Storyline Online
Starfall (spelling & reading)
Ben's Guide (government)