2016-03-19 / The Bullhorn

New math teacher at RCS

By Delaney Sullivan
Bullhorn Editor.

Stacy Clark Stacy Clark Stacy Clark, the new Math III and SREB Ready Math teacher at Roxboro Community School (RCS), has been teaching for over 10 years, seven and a half of which were spent teaching at the high school that she graduated from.

Clark has taught everything from sixth-grade math to AP Calculus.

She was born in Washington, D.C. and grew up in the military. In her family, both of Clark’s grandfathers are veterans, one of which was a Seabee in the Navy and was stationed in Guam during World War II to build bridges “and such.” Clark also has uncles who served in Vietnam and Korea, as well as cousins who have served in the Middle East.

Clark has lived in Fort Meade, Maryland; Missoula, Montana; Denver, Colorado; Anchorage, Alaska; Dayton, Ohio; and Minot, North Dakota. She moved 11 times during her K-12 years, once moving three times in one year. Her father, an enlisted airman in the Air Force, went to South Korea for a year and instead of moving the family overseas, the family moved to Clark’s parent’s hometown of Lima, Montana during her sophomore year in high school.

Clark graduated from the high school in her parents’ hometown and has since lived in Missoula; Rexburg, Idaho; Provo, Utah; Salmon, Idaho; Idaho Falls, Idaho; Evanston, Wyoming and now Durham.

She has a brother and sister who live in Virginia Beach, so she decided to search for jobs on the East coast.

“I applied for the job here at RCS and other jobs in Virginia,” said Clark. “I interviewed over the phone with many of the jobs, since I was in Montana. I flew out at the end of January to do final interviews and tour schools. Although all of the schools and staff I met on my tour were very impressive, RCS just had the environment I was looking for; I loved the building, what the school stands for, and the staff I met.”

“Besides those moments I have been glared at and verbally ‘assaulted’ because I was wearing one of my Duke shirts, the people here have been amazing,” joked Clark.

Compared to Montana, Clark said that Southern living isn’t too different. She notes that the biggest differences are the climate, the bugs, and the mountains versus the trees.

She said that she enjoys getting to know the students’ personalities.

“I hope to be able to make a difference while I am here,” Clark said, commenting that she “sounds very cliché.” Clark added, “I want to inspire students to learn, and teach, foremost, how to problem solve.”

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