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Jon-Micah Clanton named Director of Student Services

Columbia, TN (February 13, 2024) — Maury County Public Schools (MCPS) Superintendent Lisa Ventura proudly announces Mr. Jon-Micah Clanton as the new Director of Student Services.

A person in a suit and tieDescription automatically generated    Mr. Jon-Micah Clanton started working for Maury County Public Schools in 2007 as Assistant Principal at Whitthorne Middle School, a position he remained in for nine years. After his tenure at Whitthorne, he transitioned to Principal at J.R. Baker Elementary and attained his Educational Specialist degree from Lipscomb University. He has served at J.R. Baker for the past eight years.

    Mr. Clanton grew up in Truckee, CA, where he attended Truckee Elementary, Sierra Nevada Middle School, and Truckee High School before moving to Grass Valley, CA, during his junior year. Clanton graduated from Nevada Union High School in Grass Valley. After graduating from Nevada Union, Clanton went to Yuba Jr. College in Marysville, CA, where he played two years of football and graduated with an Associate's Degree in Science. Mr. Clanton then traveled to Searcy, Arkansas, where he attended Harding University, played two years of football for the Bison, and majored in Special Education and Elementary Education. While at Harding, Jon-Micah met his wife, Allison, whom he has been married to for 26 years. After Allison's graduation, the family moved to Fresno, CA, where he received his Master's in Educational Administration and Supervision from Fresno State University.

    Mr. Clanton's education career started at Tehipite Middle School in Fresno, CA, where he taught special education and coached wrestling for two years. He then moved to Sunnyside High School, where he taught Special Education and coached Football and Wrestling as an assistant coach.

    In 2004, Clanton moved to Tennessee and continued working as a Department Chair for the Special Education department at Independence High School in Thompson Station, TN. He was at Independence High School for three years before settling in with Maury County Public Schools. Mr. Clanton and his wife, Allison, have three children, Caleb, Carson, and Hadley, who all attend Maury County Public Schools---their oldest is a Senior at Central High School, and their younger two are students at Whitthorne Middle School.

    Upon accepting the director of student services position, Mr. Clanton stated, "This is bittersweet for me in my professional career. Eight years ago, I became the Principal of Baker Elementary School, and it has been one of the most fun and rewarding jobs I have had in my professional career. The Baker community, students, and teachers are great people, and I will miss working with them daily.

    I am thankful for this opportunity and honored to join the team at the Central Office. I look forward to working with families, administrators, and students throughout Maury County."

    Superintendent Ventura shared, "Mr. Clanton comes to us with the heart of a parent, a teacher & an administrator. I could not be more excited to work with him in a district-wide role. This role requires working with multiple stakeholder groups within the community, and Mr. Clanton's attention to detail, while always putting students first, will bring immeasurable value."


Mr. Clanton will start on February 26, 2024. 

Contact: Jack Cobb