Mrs. Thomas

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Mrs. Thomas

Mrs. Mary Thomas teaches English and Reading for our Freshmen Tigers. She has earned the 2018 Clewiston High School Teacher of the Year. She leads the English and Reading Department. Mrs. Thomas is a proud alumna of Clewiston High School. She earned her Bachelor's and Master's in Nursing from the University of Florida. Mrs Thomas is reading endorsed, certified in English 5-9 and ESOL K-12, practical nursing, and Health K-12. She is married and has grandchildren that she loves dearly.

 

Mrs. Thomas’s teaching philosophy is Students will rise to the occasion when they are challenged within an accepting atmosphere. My goal each day is to challenge student thinking, student definitions of excellence and student apathy. Critical thinking and developing clear verbal and written communication are key components of my approach to education.

 Dr. Rice

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Dr. Rice

Dr. Harriet Rice teaches English III to Juniors and English IV to Seniors. Also, she is a professor for Florida SouthWestern State College and Clewiston High School’s Collegiate Academy. Dr. Rice sponsors the senior class. Dr. Rice is a product of Clewiston High School and earned her Bachelor of Arts and Master of Arts in English with the emphasis in Creative Writing from Florida State University. Dr. Rice earned her Ph.D. in English from the University of South Carolina. She is a proud mother to two beautiful daughters and two grandsons.

Dr. Rice’s teaching philosophy is: Scholars learn best by doing. When scholars complain about having work to do EVERYDAY, I smile.

 Mrs. Sanchez

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Mrs. Sanchez

Mrs. Alison Sanchez teaches English II  to our Clewiston High School’s sophomores. She is our coordinator for Poetry out Loud and Reading & Literacy. Mrs. Sanchez is a product of Clewiston High School. She earned her  Bachelor of Arts in English Education from Florida State University. She is married to Mr. Pablo Sanchez and has two children.


Mrs. Sanchez’s teaching philosophy is You Must Be Present To Win!

 Ms. Franklin

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Ms. Franklin

Mrs. Laura Franklin teaches English and Theater to all Clewiston Tigers. Also, she is the Drama club sponsor. Mrs. Franklin is from Chicago, Illinois. She earned her bachelor's in Theatre and she earned her Master of Arts in Education from Lewis University. She is married and she is a proud new mom of her first son. Mrs. Franklin loves the warm weather in Clewiston, Florida!

Mrs. Franklin’s teaching philosophy is Don't be afraid to try! You won't know if you like something or not unless you give it a try! I just want you to have the experience of theatre. If you end up loving it, then great! I don't expect everyone to love theatre just because I love it, but I expect you to try your best while you're in my class.

 Ms. Coleman

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Ms. Coleman

Ms. Labrena Coleman teaches English III and AP Psychology to juniors. She is a product of Hendry County Schools. She coaches Junior Varsity Softball. Ms. Coleman earned her Bachelor's in Psychology from the University of Central Florida.

 

Ms. Coleman’s teaching philosophy is Set yourself up for success.

 Ms. McCarthy

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Ms. McCarthy

Ms. Amanda McCarthy teaches English II and ESOL to Clewiston High School’s Sophomores.

She is dedicated teacher who assists with our afterschool program. Ms. McCarthy was born in Michigan and graduated summa cumme laude from Pepperdine University with a Bachelor of Arts in International Relations. She employed by the U.S. government and nonprofit organizations in D.C. before starting her education career. Ms. McCarthy has taught in Madrid, Spain and Kwa Zulu Natal, South Africa before coming to Clewiston.


Ms McCarthy teaching philosophy is to Make my classroom a safe space where diverse identities and abilities are celebrated and accomplishments are differentiated between individual learners.  This atmosphere will set high expectations while giving each scholar opportunities to succeed. Giving scholars a voice, modeling respect, and drawing from the wealth of learner's knowledge will help create authentic learning experiences.

 Mrs. Naylor

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Mrs. Naylor

Mrs. Lauren Naylor teaches English I to freshmen and English II to sophomores. She is a product of Clewiston High School. She earned her Bachelor of Arts in English Literature from Florida State University. Mrs. Naylor is married with two sons.


Mrs. Naylor teaching philosophy is All scholars bring their individual strengths and creativities to the classroom. Each scholar deserves to have a stimulating educational environment where they can grow physically, mentally, emotionally, and socially. I aim to create the type of atmosphere where scholars can meet their full potential and I strive to always provide a safe environment where scholars are invited to share their ideas and take necessary risks to help them grow in their education.

 Mr. Rindone

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Mr. Rindone

Mr. Carmelo Rindone teaches reading and Advancement via Individual Determination (AVID) to all Clewiston High School Tigers. He was born in Brooklyn, New York and grew up in Mount Pocono, Pennsylvania. Mr. Rindone joined the Army at 17 years old and completed four years of active duty service. He enlisted in the Army National guard while attending college for an education degree. He graduated from East Stroudsburg University in 2016 and moved to Clewiston, Florida to escape the cold of the north. He loves to hike and watch Yankee baseball...Go Yankees!

Mr. Rindone’s teaching philosophy is What we do in the classroom today reflects the quality of society in the future.

 Ms. Kinard

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Ms. Kinard

Ms. Lauren Kinard teaches English III to Juniors and English IV to Seniors. She grew up in New Jersey and worked in Human Resources for 4 years before moving to Florida to teach for Hendry County Schools. Ms. Kinard earned her Bachelor of Arts in English, with a minor in mathematics, from Rutgers University. Ms. Kinard also sponsors the Robotics team.


Ms. Kinard’s teaching philosophy is Bring your own sunshine wherever you go. Pick a good mood and make the best out of any situation.

 Mr. Similien

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Mr. Similien

Mr. Jay Similien teaches English I and Reading to our Clewiston High School’s freshmen. He is a product of Clewiston High School. Mr. Simlien coaches track with the emphasis on hurdles. He earned his Bachelor of Arts in English Language Arts Education from the University of Central Florida. Mr. Similien is the proud father of one amazing son.


Mr. Similien’s teaching philosophy is Learning is Fun!