Mr. Clemensen


If you weren't teaching, what would you be doing?

If I weren't teaching right now I would try to apply for a Yearbook Representative Position for a publishing company. They are like the liaison between the school and the publishing company. I probably wouldn't stray far from a  "school like position."


What aspect of LOHS are you looking forward to most?

It's kind of already happened, but I'd say the demeanor of the student body. I have already been extremely, pleasantly surprised. It is a very different environment than where I taught originally. I'm still waiting for the drama to come; like for a student to cuss me out but it hasn't happened yet.


What made you decide that you want to work at LOHS?

It was a combo of those two things. At Fairfield, they were trying to move in a positive direction and here it is already there. It is very rare that a position opens up that matches up exactly with what you teach, but it worked out that way. I previously taught literature, but wanted to teach language so it worked out perfectly. Another plus was that my wife and I had just bought a house in Marysville, so the commute is much better.


What word describes you best and why?

Evolving. I have answered this question many different times and in many different ways throughout my life and it's never the same because I am evolving. I am evolving as a person and my teaching styles are different. I am always changing.


Do you have any unique hobbies?

Nothing very different but I do love photography, which is part of why I love yearbook so much. I'm also into riding motorcycles, and I have a kayak that my wife and I love to take to go kayaking on the after bay. We also love going to the ocean. I don't know why. I have a giant surf rod that I love to use as well. I also love tinkering. I've always loved tinkering with stuff. I love working on motorcycles and I even have a lift that I use when I tinker with them. And lastly, I like cooking. Cooking is great.


What kind of student were you in high school?

I got good grades and I was an awful person. That being said that is me reflecting back on myself. I may or may not have come across as an awful person to others but to me, I was an awful person. I was bad at Math and Science, but obviously loved English. I'm still friends with two of my old English teachers which shows how much I enjoyed it. I was also an Eagle Scout in high school. In high school I was always the one who caused a ruckus and there was a lot of ditching happening. I totalled a few cars too and got in trouble for pretty much about everything except for drugs and alcohol.


Is there anything you want LOHS to know about you?

I don't want to say anything too cheesy, but I'm here to work. I want to make what we got going better, but it's clearly already great. I like that the students don't seem to be afraid to work.


What is your biggest pet peeve?

My biggest pet peeve is that people shouldn't have pet peeves. Everyone should learn how to deal with one another.




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