Phone: 704-454-7300 x 1741
Degrees and Certifications:
Bachelor of Science in Accounting
Mrs. Susan Clay
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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.
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.
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.