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David Clarke
Teacher & Student Council Advisor


Mr. David Clarke graduated from UWM with a bachelor’s degree in Secondary Education in 1992.  He earned his Master’s degree in History in 2009. He has received the Herb Kohl Fellowship Foundation award for Educational Excellence in 2005 and MSOE’s VIP for Educational Excellence in 2014. Mr. Clarke has been teaching since 1992 and AP classes since 2000.

He was born in Milwaukee and has lived here all his life.  Mr. Clarke loves hockey, pizza and brownies.  Mr. Clarke visited Thailand twice and stopped in Japan during an earthquake!!  He is a big Star Wars fan and has even met the original Luke Skywalker and Chewbacca.  His favorite movie is Casablanca.

Mr. Clarke has an ‘e’ at the end of his name which is silent.  The history to that comes from the time in the 1800s when the English occupied Ireland and oppressed the Irish very badly. Many Irish died at that time during the Irish Potato famine. So the Irish people wanted to set themselves apart, even with their names.  The term comes from the Latin word “clericus” meaning someone who is well educated or may be a teacher.

Mr. Clarke is married and has two children, one in college and one in high school

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