Conversation's With Clemmons
By: Carter Blubaugh
The History Of a History Teacher
Mr. Clemmons also sponsors the Keller Quidditch Team.
- 19th year teaching
- taught 7-12th grades
- Arkansas History
- U.S. History
About the Job
For Mr. Clemmons, his biggest challenge is the paperwork part of the job. He is more of a people person and he shows that by walking around every morning and greeting every student. The biggest reward he receives for teaching is seeing his students go on to do what they love and know that he helped them get to that place in their life. According to Mr. Clemmons, the self-motivation is a 9 on the scale since the job is most by himself with little interaction with other teachers or people outside his classroom.
The advice Mr. Clemmons would give to a student pursuing a career in teaching would be to not become a teacher as a second choice or a fallback career since it takes a lot of self-motivation to be a teacher.