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Clay Elward

Economics Teacher

Favorite Quote: “Life is God’s gift to you. What you do with it is your gift to God.” Carly Fiorina, former Chairman of Hewlett Packard Corp.



While new to our faculty and staff, Mr. Elward is no stranger to the PND community! At the end of next school year (2024), Mr. Elward and his wife, Kelley, will have had all eight of their children graduate from PND! Mr. Elward, who grew up in Morton, Illinois, works full-time for Raptor Mining Company and offered to teach economics at PND to help prepare students for life after high school. He has found the relation between faith and economics to be especially interesting to teach. Being able to show how economic principles align with the faith continues to provide clarity to his perspective of the world and his role in serving others. 


  • Master of Science, Clemson University
  • Bachelor of Science, Illinois State University
  • Associate of Applied Science, Illinois Central College

About Mr. Elward

  • Started Employment at PND in 2022
  • 2 Years of Teaching Experience