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ABOUT MS. CLEMENTS: I love my job! I chose education as a profession because I believe young people are the future, and while this statement sounds a bit cliche, it is also true!
It is a pleasure to work at Brea Olinda High School and be surrounded by so many involved parents and young adults full of energy, ideas, and talent. I have been teaching high school English since 1997.
I hold a BA & MA from Whittier College. When I attended Whittier, I wrote for the school newspaper and ran on the cross country team. In my free time, I enjoy reading, politics, swimming, baking, gardening, shopping, dogs, and writing.
I would describe my teaching style as modernized Socratic. I encourage my students to share ideas and thoughts with one another because collaboration is a valuable skill. To learn we will discuss topics, study literature, analyze writing techniques and create our own original work that reflects deep critical thinking. My main goal is to teach your son or daughter to think analytically so that they will be successful in college and career as active learners. Technology has made basic memorization a thing of the past and I want students to leave my class better prepared to be successful in the modern world. I want them to know how to research, scrutinize data and apply their findings to original concepts.
I also hope students find a life passion and develop goals for beyond high school. Success starts now, and we will build a solid foundation working together as a community to get BOHS students ready to take on the world. I look forward to partnering with you to help your son or daughter do their best!
714-990-7850 ex 2227.