Mr. Clarkson



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Mr. Clarkson

Thank you for taking the time to read my bio. I have a beautiful wife of 29 years named Kelly. 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. My wife and I actually just vacationed in Greece and Italy this summer. I like watching and playing sports. I’m currently on a men’s tennis team and enjoy that a great deal!

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 fifth-year 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, as I've loved every year of my career! 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 what this year brings in our first-grade adventure at King Elementary!