Donna Clay


I am so overjoyed to be part of Custer Road Christian Day School. I have lived in the Plano area since 2001. I was born in Houston, Texas but moved several times throughout my childhood until our family settled in Rockwall, Texas for my high school years. After high school I attended Texas Tech University and then moved to Dallas to work in the corporate world until having my daughter in 2003. I was a stay-at-home mom until 2007 when I started teaching at her school. Being surrounded by the joy of little ones made me realize by heart belongs in a classroom. Oh, how I love seeing God’s hands continue to write our life stories!

Favorite Scripture: Jeremiah 29:11

Family: My husband, Ryan (married in 2001), my daughter Emma Kay (a high school student at Prestonwood Christian Academy), 2 rescue dogs, Beau & ChaCha.

Interests: Musical Theatre (watching my daughter perform), watching movies, reading suspense books, anything Disney, along with volunteering at church, school, Baylor Sammons in Dallas, Komen and spending time with my family.

What do most people not know about you? I am a 10-year survivor of breast cancer. I continue to walk in step for a cure. I have spent countless hours volunteering to raise funds for a cure & helping others that are in the beginning of their journey. “the need is strong, the need for a cure!”

Favorite Food: Southern Cooking & Tex-Mex

Favorite Children’s Books: Anne of Green Gables, Fancy Nancy, Junie B Jones & Dr Seuss books

Favorite Movie: Meet Joe Black

Favorite Television Shows: This is Us. Friends. Along with numerous shows on Food Network & HGTV.