Media Specialist

Dr. Clara Bannister PhD.

Phone: (804) 780-8526


Degrees and Certifications:

Dr. Clara Bannister PhD.

Dr. Bannister is a native of Richmond, Virginia and she has been in the field of education for thirty-three years. She obtained her Bachelor’s degree at Virginia Commonwealth University.  She taught Spanish for eleven years.  Later, she received a Master’s in English-Writing and Rhetoric and earned two endorsements: one in Library Media and the other in English as a Second Language (ESL).

In 2009, she achieved her greatest accomplishment by earning a Doctorate of Philosophy in Education with a specialization in Instructional Design for Online Learning from Capella University.  In her dissertation study, Dr. Bannister examined the main characteristics of successful virtual high school programs.  Currently, Dr. Bannister is the library media specialist at Franklin Military Academy.