Mr. Seth Thomas Clendenning
Experience: I have been teaching in the Wausau School District since 2011. I also spent three years teaching history and English in China. Wow! Teaching for me is an art form, passion, hobby, and life-long career. I also coach volleyball and technology for the district in addition to teaching ESL at NTC. I'm now the ELL Coordinator for Wausau East! Oh, did I mention I also teach video game creation at UWMC! One more! I love my position as a virtual educator for Wausau Area Virtual Education and Wisconsin Virtual Schools!
Education: I graduated from UWSP in 2010 after starting there in 2000. LOL! No, it didn't take me that long to graduate, but it did. I spent my time traveling to China and learning about the world before I decided I really wanted to be a teacher. I did my student teaching at SPASH, Ben Franklin, and Pacelli. I'm working on my Master's in Instructional Technology and Leadership. Never, never stop learning.
Family: I have been married to my lovely wife Joy since 2010 and am a father of three beautiful children: Esther, Naomi, and Harrison. I have two older sisters, am from Stevens Point, and have a Siberian husky named Moro.
Hobbies: board games (Star Wars Imperial Assault, Settlers of Catan), video games (Battle for Middle Earth II, Skyrim - but no time for this anymore), guitar (acoustic, bass, Weissenborn), and volleyball. Yes, I'm a nerd, and I'm a little proud of it!
Virtual Office Hours: Thursdays 3-4 on Google Hangouts or Blackboard
I am proud to be a Wausau School District educator. After completing my bachelor's degree at the University of Wisconsin- Stevens Point, I accepted a job at West High, and I have been here ever since. During my tenure at West, I have taught all levels of English courses, developed curriuclum for the department, coached debate and forensics, advised National Honor Society and the school literary magazine, coached the building staff in the PBIS initiative, led professional development for the district, and chaired curriculum and instruction committees. My other teaching responsibilities include English RtI at West.
Furthermore, I am part of a team of educators who provide instruction for the WSD virtual school, WAVE. This has been an exciting addition to my teaching career.
On a more personal note, my husband and I have two children who keep us busy. I can frequently be found on the sidelines of a soccer game cheering for my children and their teams, or at lacrosse meet. I also enjoy reading, watching movies, and spending time on the lake.
"Education is not the filling of a pail, but the lighting of a fire." - William Butler Yeats