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Mr. Clarkson

Thank you for taking the time to read my bio. I have a beautiful wife. We just celebrated our 30thwedding anniversary this past June. We are blessed with two amazing children! Samantha currently works for St. Mary's in Livonia in the marketing/public relations department. Our son, Joe, works for Pepsico in Chicago as a packaging engineer. Our family loves eating out and going on vacations. I like watching and playing sports. I try to play tennis whenever I can.

I received my undergraduate degree from the University of Michigan and my Master’s Degree from Eastern Michigan University specializing in “Children With Special Needs.” After graduation, I was hired as a second-grade teacher at King. I taught second grade for 27 years, and this year will be my sixth year of teaching first grade.  I'm so lucky to have had the privilege of teaching at King for all of these years! To say teaching at King is a passion for me is an understatement. I've also had numerous opportunities tutoring children of various ages. Throughout my teaching career, I taught various summer school programs for various grade levels (first, second, third, as well as middle school aged ELL children).

I look forward to whatever this year brings in our first-grade adventure at King Elementary!