Valencia Clay

Baltimore Design School

Teacher and author Valencia D. Clay is a middle grades teacher of the Humanities and a graduate of Morgan State University. During her tenure with Baltimore City Public Schools, she earned a Master’s in Special Education and a certification in Administration and Supervision from Johns Hopkins University.

Valencia is a co-founder of the Flourishing Blossoms Society for Girls, Inc., a global service mentoring program, and the author of Soundless Cries Don’t Lead to Healing: A Critical Thinking Guide Toward Cultural Consciousness. Through social media and her blog,, she is leading our generation to empower themselves through literacy and learning.

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