Why Deaf Education?
   I am Mrs. Clemons! I am excited to share a little bit more about myself with you. Like you, I was in high school once. I went to Lord Botetourt High School and graduated in 2005. I wasn't sure what I wanted to do as a career when I graduated. My parents encouraged me to attend Virginia Western Community College, where I changed my major not once, not twice, but three times. During my journey to discovery what career I wanted, I took American Sign Language as an elective course and absolutely fell in love. I decided after successfully taking this class, that I would study education, specifically Deaf Education. 

College and Jobs
  I graduated Virginia Western with a degree in General Studies and transferred to Radford University to pursue my career in Deaf Education. I completed this degree in 2010 and began my teaching career. My first job was in Louisa County, Virginia. I moved away from Roanoke and  taught in Louisa County for four years. Then a teaching opportunity opened the door for me to move back near Roanoke and become part of the Roanoke Regional Deaf Education Program.

Family and Interests
   I grew up in a very small community in Catawba, Virginia.  I met my husband in June 2014 and we were married October 2015. We have a cat, Heidi, who is our fur baby. We love her very much and she brings much love and craziness into our lives.



When I am not teaching, I enjoy spending time with my family, camping, traveling and going to concerts. I also enjoy reading, listening to all kinds of music, cooking, and working around the house.