Jody Lay » Welcome to 7th Grade!

Welcome to 7th Grade!

My name is Jody Lay and this will be my 12th year at Oneida Middle School.  In the past, I have taught 6th grade Reading and Science and currently I am the 7th grade Social Studies, which is my favorite subject. I am also the OMS softball coach and have enjoyed several years in this position.  I received my degree from Tennessee Tech University in 2008.  I am an alumni of Oneida and have lived here all my life.  I have been married to Dustin C. Lay for 27 years and we have 3 children, Corey, Chance and Carrington.  All three are currently apart of our coaching staff in the school system.  Corey is an assistant with the OMS football team and Chance is a boat captain for the OHS fishing team.  My daughter, Carrington, will be working in the middle school and assisting me with the softball team again this year.  We also coached OHS softball team for a short time in 2019.  So, we all have a strong connection to the school.  Both my sons are married and I have been blessed with 2 daughters-in-laws, Raysa and Peyton.  Raysa currently works with the OSSD speech department and will have her masters as a Speech Therapist and Peyton works in the imaging center at Blount Memorial.  My daughter recently married Andrew Hembree, who works with Galloway Construction.
 I also have 3 grandchildren, Chloe , Benson, and Brannon Lay.