Jane Price Claxton ’68 is the newest member of her alma mater’s board of trustees. During her twenty-five-year career as an English teacher and counselor at Mount de Sales High School in Macon, Jane endeared herself to students and colleagues alike, sharing her wealth of knowledge in content and classroom strategies with new teachers while inspiring her students to reach their educational goals. Jane also wrote and coordinated the program that allowed 100 GISA Schools to become part of the Scripps Howard Spelling Bee Competition, was named STAR Teacher in 2000, and received the St. Francis de Sales Award for outstanding service to the school.
Jane’s many contributions to Wesleyan College include service on the alumnae association’s board of managers spanning fifteen years as vice president for educational enrichment and vice president of public relations. She is a founder and volunteer coordinator of the alumnae Pioneer Book Club in Macon, often serving as hostess and always an active participant. Jane and her husband Joe give faithfully to sustain Wesleyan’s programs and to secure the College’s future. She has supported the annual fund since graduation and is a member of the Society for the Twenty-first Century. As a candlelighter, an alumnae admissions representative, former Loyalty Fund Chair, and a class reunion committee member, Jane is recognized by all as a volunteer extraordinaire. Indeed, her alma mater is grateful to Jane for the countless hours of devoted service she has provided over the years.