Clay High School


Jen Halter Principal

Phone: (904) 336-7175


Degrees and Certificates:

Doctorate in Educational Leadership 

Masters in Educational Leadership

Bachelors in English

Florida State University 

University of North Florida

I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans for you to prosper to bring you a hope and future.-- Jeremiah 29:11

Principal, Dr. Jen Halter

2021 Florida Principal of the Year

2021 Clay County Principal of the Year

Welcome to Clay High School! I am excited that you are a Clay High Blue Devil! I lead with the belief that all students should have positive learning experiences every day. I look forward to all students feeling connected and a sense of belonging walking the halls of Clay High School. Clay High is a high performing school with many academic and extracurricular offerings where our students excel in and out of the classroom. 

Let’s continue to do great things! 


Dr. Jen Halter, 


Laurie Coburn asst principal

Phone: (904) 336-7175


Degrees and Certificates:

Bachelor of Arts in Education

Master of Community Counseling

Education Specialist Educational Leadership

Florida State Certification Social Science 7-12

Guidance Counselor PreK-12

Educational Leadership K-12

Mississippi College

Florida State University

“Success is not final, failure is not fatal, it is the courage to continue that counts”. 

 -Winston Churchill

Assistant Principal, Laurie Coburn

Hello!  My name is Mrs. Coburn and I am so excited to be a  part of the Clay High School family!  I have been an educator for 28 years and have been a teacher, coach, Dean, Athletic Director and Assistant Principal. I will be the 9th grade administrator and have many other responsibilities, so if you need help, please let me know and either I will assist you, or will get you to the right place..

Education is one pathway to success by giving those who choose to walk it, a choice in their future.  It is my calling to assist students, in concert with parents,  to discover their gifts and talents, hone them into usable tools and teach them how to use them effectively with the goal of sending them on their way toward success.

I am privileged to have the opportunity to work with the future leaders of the world and I hope, in some small measure, I can help students have a positive impact and make their world a better place for all..

Bonnie King Asst. Principal

Phone: (904) 336-7175


Degrees and Certificates:

Masters Degree in Educational Leadership

Bachelors of Science in Marketing

Certifications Held:

School Principal

Educational Leadership

Exceptional Student Education K-12

Middle Grades Integrated Studies 5-9

Business Education

Masters Degree - University of North Florida

Bachelors Degree - Florida State University

“If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader.” 

Assistant Principal, Bonnie King

Welcome students, parents, and stakeholders,

I am honored to serve as Assistant Principal at Clay High School. I’d like to introduce myself to you. Please feel free to reach out at any time if there is anything I can help you with. 

I have worked in education for 17 years, 15 of which have been in Clay County. I am a graduate of Florida State University and received a master’s degree in Educational Leadership from the University of North Florida. I hold certifications in Exceptional Student Education, Middle Grades Integrated Studies, Business Education, Educational Leadership, as well as certifications in Educational Leadership and a School Principal certification. 

I began my career in Clay County as a Language Arts teacher and have held various teaching roles including ESE Support Facilitator and Reading Coach. As a teacher leader, I facilitated professional development programs centered on supporting students with learning disabilities, content-area reading, and adolescent literacy. I also served the Clay County School District as the Secondary English/Language Arts Curriculum Specialist. In this role, I helped transition the district into new ELA standards and curriculum and developed district curriculum guides and assessments.  I then assumed the role of Assistant Principal at Lake Asbury Junior High School before transitioning to Clay High School last school year as Assistant Principal. I am an avid sports fan and can often be seen attending Clay High sporting events. Go Blue Devils! 

The faculty and staff at Clay High School is dedicated to providing you and your child with the best high school experience possible. Please do not hesitate to reach out if there is anything we can do to help make this school year the very best it can be!

matt lewis Vice Principal

Phone: (904) 336-7175


Degrees and Certificates:

Masters Degree in Educational Leadership

Bachelors of Science in World History

Bachelors pg Science in American History

Physical Education / Coaching Endorsement

Masters Degree - Northwestern College Bachelors

of Science - Nova Southeastern University

High School – Terril Community School

"If you are 5 minutes early, you are 10 minutes late."

Vice Principal and Title IX Coordinator, Matt Lewis

Welcome to Clay High School.  I am Honored to be the Vice Principal at Clay High School.  I have served Clay High School and our Community for 27 years now.  I started as a teacher and moved up the ranks through Athletic Director and Assistant Principal to become the Vice Principal for many years. I have also had the pleasure to coach many sports. I am here to support our students getting a high quality education. 

Clay High School is a special and unique school.  We have a very friendly family oriented atmosphere where students and families feel welcomed and want to get involved in activities.  Clay has a wide variety of extra-curricular activities through clubs, co-curricular, and athletic programs.  Students can get involved where they feel comfortable.  Our faculty and staff are AMAZING!!  If there is something that I can do for your student, please contact me.  

I love serving our community and being a CLAY HIGH SCHOOL BLUE DEVIL!!