Clayton-Bradley Academy is a partnership
between the non-profit organization Innovative Education Partnership
and Clayton Homes.
About Our Partnerships
The Innovative Education Partnership is a 501(c)3 organization committed to supporting the school and the regional community where today’s students can become tomorrow’s global leaders. Clayton-Bradley Academy is led by Executive Director Pat Bradley, who brings over 30 years of experience in education and nonprofit leadership.
“I envision this school as a resource to all area educators as we share innovative STEM practices and information on the latest cutting-edge tools for students. Clayton-Bradley will enhance our community and accelerate our momentum in becoming nationally-recognized leaders in education.” –Clayton Homes CEO Kevin Clayton
Clayton-Bradley Academy is an institute for innovative learning practices and STEM integration and serves as an active member of the Tennessee STEM Innovation Network. The network is a resource for sharing ideas between schools, businesses, scientific research institutions, and community partners across Tennessee. The initiative promotes and supports high-quality science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) education.
Beyond the school’s population of students, the school will serve as a resource to public and private schools, as well as educational institutes. Clayton-Bradley develops and implements STEM curriculum based on proven best practices and effective models studied across the U.S. The school utilizes the latest high-tech tools in 1:1 technology for students and faculty ratios but also shares and demonstrates their success with this technology by helping educational intuitions make educational decisions and investments for their students.
Through their unique educator-business partnership, Clayton Homes and the staff at Clayton-Bradley Academy are blazing new trails to offer students higher levels of enrichment through a STEM education environment. This unique partnership also allows area business leaders have the opportunity to directly impact student learning, which in turn, allows students to learn from real-world industry leaders.
The University of Tennessee, Knoxville is partnering with Clayton Bradley Academy in the field of engineering.
Clayton-Bradley Academy, through Innovative Education Partnership, is a member of the Blount Partnership, the economic resource for the area. Blount Partnership serves 3,000 members in the area and facilitates economic and educational growth for the area.
In the spring of 2014, Clayton-Bradley Academy and Maryville College, along with Clayton Center for the Arts, announced a unique educational partnership for the area. Combining resources and people enables students and faculty within the partnership to leverage the best in innovation, education, and the arts.