Ms. Clark knew she was destined to work with children ever since her sophomore year of high school. While volunteering in South Africa, she had the opportunity to work with children ages 7-13 in an orphanage. This experience catalyzed her passion to evoke positive change in children’s lives. She found the key to materializing social change stemmed from ensuring all students should and would have a quality education.
Pursuing the passion to change young lives, Ms. Clark pursued a Bachelors of Science at Santa Clara University. It was during her undergraduate studies that she felt an undying connection to Science and Math. Upon graduation, she was offered admissions back at Santa Clara University where she graduated with her Masters in Education along with her multiple subject credential, allowing her to teach all academic disciplines. During her graduate work, she sought after volunteer opportunities where she engaged with students at local elementary and middle schools.
Currently, Ms. Clark shares her joy for teaching with the students at the 6th grade level at John F. Kennedy Middle School in Cupertino. She is known among her students for her energy, enthusiasm, and infectious smile, all the while, delivering relevant content and curriculum instruction to her students. Her philosophy for teaching is to create an environment where students are comfortable to share thoughts and ideas, make mistakes, and grow and learn with each other.
Coupling her unrelenting passion for education with a background in the military, Ms. Clark looks forward to continuing to impact the lives of children by working at Mill Creek Academy.