About Me

    Allow me to start by saying that I think we're going to have a great year. First thing, I guess I should introduce myself. My name is Selena Price. I teach 7th grade English/Language Arts at Clanton Middle School. I also help direct the CMS Choir. This is my tenth year here at CMS. In my time here, I have served as a sponsor for the yearbook, school newspaper, Scholars Bowl team, FCS, and Veterans Day choir and have served as one of the school technology coordinators. I am quite fabulous and hilarious, so in my class--as long as my students can handle it--we try to have fun while we learn.

    So, who is Mrs. Price? Where did this lady even come from? I was born and raised in Thorsby, AL, as Selena Short and graduated as valedictorian from Thorsby High School in 2003. I went on to the University of Montevallo where I graduated with my Bachelors of Arts degree in English with a minor in music in 2007 and my Masters degree in Education in 2008. While in school, I had opportunities to do observations at Oak Mountain Middle School, Montevallo High School, and Thorsby High School. I did my student teaching at Chilton County High School. While in high school myself, I worked for my dad's software business, Pencilpoint Software, and worked at Hayes Drug Store in Jemison. During college I worked at Carmichael Library on campus and substitute taught in different schools around Chilton County. Since beginning teaching, I also served as minister of music and interim minister of music at a couple of local churches. I have been an active member of my community all my life, performing in civic and church choirs around the county and volunteering my time to various non-profit organizations whenever I could help those in need.

    I love to read, talk, and sing, so teaching allows me to at least do two of those things (sometimes all three!). I am married to Thad Price. We live in Thorsby with our little girl, Kayliana, and my former class pet, Bert. Kayliana has laid claim on him/her for now, but I have hopes of one day returning him/her to his/her full audience of 7th graders. Jesus is my best buddy and without Him I'd be nothing. I love Him, my husband, my baby, my family, my friends, my students, and the fun little world in which I reside. I try to live my life as an example of Godly love to others. Middle school is a tumultuous time for many kids, so I try to be a good role model, a listening ear, and an advocate for my students. Parents are welcome to send me an email to check in or call the school to set up a time to meet with me. I am always willing to go the extra mile to help any student who is really trying to succeed, so please ask for help when it is needed. :)