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Scarborough to lead NL High School

School NewsGreg Higgins

Students and staff at North Lamar High School will see a new face this year in the principal’s office.  Clay Scarborough, who was hired by the Board of Trustees in May, comes to NLHS from John Tyler High School in Tyler where he served as Assistant Principal, Dean of Freshman Academy, and until recently Dean of Instruction and Academic Dean.

Scarborough saw an opportunity when he applied for the position at North Lamar.

"A door was opened that I felt called to check into,” he said, “I saw many good things already in place that I could add value to.” 

A 1995 graduate of Bishop Thomas K. Gorman High School in Tyler, Texas, Scarborough went on to attend Austin College in Sherman, Texas, where he played football for two years and baseball for four.  He received his bachelor in Communications in 1999 and two years later a Master of Education.  It was during his graduate year at Austin College that he coached baseball.  He went on to assist as baseball coach and serve as Sports Information Director for two years at Lon Morris Junior College before moving to Waxahachie in 2002 to work at Waxahachie Junior High School teaching multimedia, yearbook, and speech.

Using his communications degree, Scarborough worked part time while in Waxahachie for Southwestern Assemblies of God University as Sports Information Director and Play by Play broadcaster while assisting as baseball coach.  His love for sports landed him a freelance position for the Waxahachie Daily Light covering high school sports, college sports, and the Texas Rangers from 2010-2012.

Speaking of what he would like to accomplish at NLHS, Scarborough said, “I want to take the many good things already in place at North Lamar and make sure we are serving every student as best we can every day."

Scarborough brings his wife, Tiffanie, who earned a bachelor in music and math at Austin College, and two sons, Noah (4) and Benjamin (9 months), with him to Paris.