Hi! My name is Ella Clarke and some of my favorite things include chocolate wafers, lattes, The Golden Girls and Lay’s classic potato chips. I firmly believe that I have the best pets in the world.
I grew up in Ohio but moved to North Carolina after getting married. The transition to Chatham County was hard for me, but I have fallen in love with it and can’t imagine living anywhere else in the world. I live in Pittsboro with my husband, two sons, cat and dog.
Previously, I taught 7th grade for Rowan-Salisbury Schools before transitioning to 7th grade at West Lee Middle School in Sanford. While at West Lee, I coached cheerleading, tutored and volunteered. After becoming a mom, I took a break from teaching full-time, but continued my educational journey by teaching English to kids in China online through VIPKid and teaching 3rd grade Sunday School at my church.
I’m both excited and nervous to start a new journey teaching high school at Woods. My goal as a teacher here is to give students opportunities to improve reading, writing, and thinking skills for the college level as well as chances to think about themselves and the world around them more deeply. Let’s learn together.