MSCS Spanish teacher goes viral online, uses music to reach students and millions more


MEMPHIS, Tenn. (WMC) – A Memphis Shelby County School teacher is making headlines after going viral on the popular social media app TikTok!

Stephanie Claybourne, or as her students call her Señorita Clay,’s video of teaching the Spanish alphabet to Memphis rapper GloRilla’s hit FNF (Let’s Go) has had over 13 million views!

Señorita Clay teaches at Sheffield High School.

She’s used music to help her class learn material before, but the video she posted just a week ago has already reached millions of people around the world and her students say they couldn’t. not be more proud.

“My favorite part of teaching is actually being able to be here with my students,” Señorita Clay said. “I like where I work. I love my children, so coming to work every day is a joy.

Señorita Clay is from Memphis and started teaching Spanish in 2016.

She says her students encouraged her to tune in to TikTok.

Action News 5 had the chance to participate in their Spanish class this week.

While her outgoing personality is a plus, her students Radarious Jackson and Akelah Johnson say it’s her interactive lessons and caring spirit that keep them wanting to learn.

“She’s not going to continue her lesson until she knows you understand, not until she thinks you understand,” said Akelah Johnson, Sheffield High School Junior. “She is outgoing. She’ll make it fun. She’s not going to be like “do this” and not teach it. She will put you at ease to understand Spanish.

“You don’t find too many teachers who are enthusiastic about your education, so as a class we are thrilled to have a teacher like Ms Clay,” said Radarious Jackson, a second year from Sheffield High School.

From the Spanish alphabet to pronouns, this teacher from Memphis continues to do what she loves, teaching with her own flair right here in her hometown.

“It’s very important to me to give back to the community that has helped me become who I am,” said Señorita Clay.

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