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Clinton City Schools

Clinton City Schools

Hear from Thomas Maskell about having a calling at Clinton City Schools.

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Meet Thomas Maskell

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Clinton City Schools offers the unique chance to lead as a difference maker almost immediately. As a smaller district, our size is our strength. We can be more flexible and mobile than bigger districts. We can implement new programs quickly and address arising issues immediately. Tangible differences in our schools come from district resources so our track record of academic achievement and growing high level learning programs like our Advanced Placement and elementary reading programs is great.

Thomas Maskell


  • 9-12th Grade Social Studies Teacher


  • 2019 Teacher of the Year - Clinton High School
  • 2019-2020 Teacher of the District - Clinton City Schools
  • AP Program Coordinator
  • Key Club Advisor National Honor Society Advisor

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    Why I Teach

    I felt it was my duty to become a teacher, almost like I did not have a choice, and that this had been decided for me a long time ago. I truly believe teaching is a calling - a calling to help others grow, learn, and fulfill their potential - or at least instill in them the necessary characteristics to fulfill their potential. I wanted to become a teacher because I wanted to help mold the future leaders of our region and state. I believe that there are few professions where one can make a lasting difference in day-to-day interactions with people, and I feel grateful for the opportunity to make a difference every day in the lives of my students My greatest contribution is sending our graduating seniors out into the world with the necessary skills needed to be successful in college. It is no secret that the collegiate level of study is far more demanding than the high school level. So, I consider it my duty to prepare seniors for the academic rigors of collegiate study. With my freshman classes, I try and instill in them successful academic habits that will serve them well throughout high school and review the expectations and challenges that lay ahead so they can begin preparing for the future. I hope students complete my course with better writing, reading, and analytical thinking skills. I believe my greatest accomplishment so far while at Clinton High School is to have helped to build up our Advanced Placement program (which received back-to-back national Advanced Placement Honor Roll awards), to have established an international travel program, as well as to continue on our academic clubs’ traditions of community service and volunteering. I want to provide global opportunities to more of our students regardless of ethnicity or economic level. We have the resources to expand higher level learning at Clinton High School, and we have been successful in adding more people into higher level learning and opening up the world via our travel program.

    Clinton City Schools by the numbers

    • 245

      Dedicated Teachers

    • 3,086

      Engaged Learners

    • $35,000

      New Teacher Starting Salary

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