Brenda Claytor

First Grade Teacher

Minglewood Elementary School
Phone: (931) 648-5646

About Me

Hi there! I am one of the first grade teachers here at Minglewood Elementary School. The 2013-2014 school year will be my ninth year in this position with two years of substitute teaching experience prior to that. 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 daughter or son be successful in first grade.

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
PebbleGo (minglew, school)
National Geographic for Kids
PBS for Kids
Reading A to Z
Fraction Comparing
Harcourt Math Website