Degrees and Certifications:
Bachelors of Arts/ B.A. (Secondary Education: teaching fields: Biology & English; minor: Theology) Masters Degree in Public Health/ MPH (Areas: Epidemiology and Community Health) Licensure: State of Texas/ Secondary Education Certification: Certified Training Professional (national teaching & curriculum design credential) US Air Force Medical Officer Training: graduate & commissioned officer (reserve) US Air Force School of Aerospace Medicine: Public Health Officer Course graduate Multiple additional military (graduate level) courses & related certifications Multiple post-graduate Public Health courses
Ms. Celia Clay
Welcome! My name is Celia Clay. 2016 - 2017 is my eighth (8th) year teaching at Pearland High School (PHS) and my twenty-eighth year of teaching!
At PHS, I teach in the Career and Technology Education (CTE) program in the Allied Health Sciences/ Health Science Technology program. This year I am teaching the Health Sciences: Clinical Rotations course and the Medical Terminology courses. Over the years, I have had the pleasure to teach high school, middle school, community college/ adult high school, university undergraduate and graduate students, teachers and adult medical, Public Health and Emergency Management professional students!! However, my primary, full-time civilian career was as an Infectious Diseases Surveillance Epidemiologist. I have served in that capacity at the local, state and national levels.
Born in Houston, Texas, my family proudly claims six generations as Houstonians! However, I have also lived and worked overseas in Rwanda, Africa and, for many years, in San Antonio, Texas. For the past twenty years, I have made my home in Pearland, Texas! My hobbies include gardening, travel, reading and writing. In 2014, I completed my career as a military reserve Public Health Officer with the rank of MAJOR. I happily served half my career with the Texas Air National Guard and the second half with the US Air Force Reserve!
Just as I have enjoyed each phase of my career life, I greatly enjoy now being a part of the PHS Oiler community! Our Health Sciences students are great fun to work with and learn with each day!