Professional Development

Discover the many professional development opportunities the Clay Center offers educators. These programs will help enrich the curriculum of any classroom by providing unique hands-on experiences for teachers and students. To register for these exciting opportunities, email Zack Merritt at

Kennedy Center Partners in Education

The Clay Center and Kanawha County Schools have partnered with the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, in Washington, D.C. as part of the Partners in Education program. The primary purpose of our partnership is to provide professional learning in the arts for teachers. The Partners in Education program is based on the belief that teachers’ professional learning is an essential component of any effort designed to increase the artistic literacy of young people.

This program was awarded the Association of Performing Arts Presenters’ Dawson Award, which recognizes innovative and successful projects.

Find out more about the Kennedy Center Partners in Education Program here.