Mrs. Susan Clay

Phone: 704-454-7300 x 1741


Degrees and Certifications:

Bachelor of Science in Accounting

Mrs. Susan Clay

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About me: 

I am a native of Cabarrus County and teach business courses in the Career Technical Education Department at Hickory Ridge. I earned my Bachelor of Science in Accounting at UNC-Charlotte and hold licensures through the North Carolina Department of Insurance. Prior to teaching, I worked in accounting and insurance for twenty years.  

Although I came to Cabarrus County Schools as a lateral entry teacher, my background includes training and supervision of employees as well as office management. I love teaching and the opportunity to share valuable experiences and information with young adults.  In the high school environment, I enjoy learning new things every day from the students.  

Parents, please keep open communication with your child about what is happening in our class.  You might ask to review their Schoology site or their class notebook. On occasion, I will occasionally request that parents sign off on tests, quizzes, or notebooks to give incentives for students to share with parents.
Specifically for the Personal Finance class: Students may interview parents/other adults on a variety of curriculum related topics.  These are opportunities for students to understand better how your family's personal finances are managed.  The interview questions are intended to enhance their understanding of course concepts such as saving, budgeting, and post high school education planning. Financial literacy is a crucial skill set for high school students and families across America. The Personal Finance course teaches aspects of earning, spending, borrowing, saving, and sharing financial assets throughout the life cycle.

Thank you for sharing your student with me. If  you have an email account, please email me indicating that you and your child have discussed my classroom and computer related rules . Once I have email access to you, I can send general class up dates or private emails direct to you. Please include your student's name in the subject line of the email. To eliminate spam and protect my computer, I delete emails without subject lines. I am always glad to address your questions or concerns. I look forward to interacting with your student as we share the learning experience this semester.
Class Schedule:
1st period:     7:15-8:45       Accounting 1
2nd period:    8:50-10:32     Principles of Business and Finance
3rd period:    10:35-12:40    Planning Period
4th  period:   12:45-2:15      Principles of Business and Finance
Course content, including PowerPoints, Assignments, Informational Readings are located on Schoology website.  Schoology, an online learning management system, should be easily accessed through Resources tab on the HRHS homepage. Each student has private access to the course information on the website 24 hours a day.  Students who are absent from class can complete objective activities for credit and keep up with the class using Schoology.  In the event of an absence, students should continue working on the course objectives to stay up to date. If students use class time wisely, they should be able to complete assignments during the class period. Late Schoology submissions are accepted for credit for three (3) days after the scheduled assessment  (test) on the objective, exception: end of a grading period. We do not print documents in class, but students have access to print any document they choose outside class.
All students may choose to print documents or use electronic option to submit assignments.
*Note: Chrome book computers are not compatible with tables, charts, graphs used in many of the curriculum activities dleivered through the Schoology Learning Management System. Students should NOT utilize Chromebooks or log in through the Chrome browser to complete activities for this class. Documents completed using Chromebooks or the Chrome login show blanks for all changes.

Financial literacy is important for our students, and we want to help students get financial skills without putting additional burdens on you. MoneySKILL is a free online personal finance course addressing topics ranging from tracking expenses and budgeting to savings and investing. The program offers high school and middle school versions with opportunities for student self-directed learning. It is available in English and Spanish and is accessible via computer, tablet, and mobile devices. Students and parents can even access it at home or at their local libraries. Click here to learn more.

The Brian Hamilton Foundation
The Brian Hamilton Foundation, through speaking events and online courses, helps instruct students on entrepreneurial and economic skills that encompass creativity, critical thinking, problem solving, and collaboration. Brian Hamilton travels to middle and high schools around the state to speak with students in both assembly and classroom settings, and there is also an online 5-day course that teaches users about owning a business. Click here to learn more.


Last Modified on September 12, 2019