Arizona Alliance of Black

School Educators

Jacqui Clay, a native of Queens, New York, is a retired Army Command Sergeant Major of 25 years and has lived in Arizona for 17 years.  She has been an educator for 14 years, serving as Teacher, Assistant Principal and Director of Career and Technical Education (CTE), in Sierra Vista. She has been recognized as Teacher of the Year, CTE administrator of the year for Arizona and nominated for Sierra Vista’s Women in Action Award.  Mrs. Clay is also a member of AdvancEd’s national school accreditation team and a second year Arizona CTE Fellow.  She currently serves in the elected position, Superintendent of Cochise County Schools.

Jacqui has a Bachelor’s degree in Information Technology/Business Management, a Master’s degree Educational Technology, an Educational Specialist degree in Educational Leadership, and is now pursuing a Doctoral degree in Organizational Leadership with an emphasis on Education.

She currently lives in Hereford Arizona and is married to James D. Clay.  They have 7 children and 19 amazing grandchildren.