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Distinguished Teacher Katharine Clemmer

  • El Segundo High School
  • El Segundo Unified School District
  • AP Calculus
  • 11-12
  • Math


What advice would you give to people considering a career in teaching?

Sparking the imagination of students and opening their minds to the possibilities of "what if" is the gift of teaching. Teaching provides an opportunity to blend science and art, celebrate the idea of possibility, and influence the future of our democratic society. Teaching is a career where "Imagination is more important than knowledge. For knowledge is limited to all we now know and understand, while imagination embraces the entire world, and all there ever will be to know and understand." - Albert Einstein

What's the best thing about teaching?

The best thing about teaching is working collaboratively with like-minded innovators to create a joyful student-centered learning culture where risks are celebrated, brilliant failure embraced, and collective action precedes individual adaptive expertise.


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