Phone: E-mail is my preferred mode of contact


Degrees and Certifications:

B.S., 2008 M.S., 2010 M.Ed., 2015 Ph.D., 2016 Illinois, ELA, 2007 Illinois, Educational Leadership, 2009 Alabama, ELA, 2014 Georgia, ELA, 2016 Georgia, Educational Leadership, 2016 South Carolina, ELA, 2020

Dr. Clark

Welcome to the 2021-2022 school year! My name is Dr. LeNessa Clark, and I am an English Language Arts teacher at Westside High School. I began my teaching career in 2008 as a high school English Language Arts teacher in Danville, Illinois. I became interested in Adolescent Comprehension and decided to pursue a Ph.D. in Reading Education at Auburn University (WAR EAGLE!). After graduating from Auburn,  I spent several years working in Higher Education and researching Adolescent Comprehension and technology integration, but I am truly excited to return to secondary education! We are in challenging times, but I will work diligently to foster our community by corresponding and interacting with you not only in the classroom, but online via announcements, feedback on formative and summative assessments, discussion post, and email throughout the semester. 


Contacting Dr. Clark

My preferred mode of contact is e-mail. Because of this, I strive to address each email in a timely fashion. You should expect an answer within 24 hours (if not sooner). Office hours are listed on the course syllabus and by appointment only. Feel free to reach out regarding questions, clarification, and to receive guidance, support, or be a sounding board for ideas. For time-sensitive or quick questions, consider using the Hangouts w. Dr. Clark in the navigation bar to send me your question via Google Hangouts. See the below for account information. Also, consider sending me an email or setting up a time to chat virtually within the schedule that best fits your needs. 


Please keep all written/virtual communication (email, discussion boards, projects, Google Hangouts, videos, etc.) professional. Private concerns, including grades, will, of course, be handled discretely, but not online. If you run into any personal issues that may impact your work within this class, it is in your best interest to contact me as soon as possible so we can develop a plan that best suits your needs. 


Keep in mind that a classmate may very easily know the answer to your question/concern and respond more quickly than I can- so post frequently in the Discussion Board.


Room Location: 105

Google Hangouts:

Tutoring Hours: Wednesdays, 230-330 and by appointment 

Courses: 9th Grade English Language Arts, 9th Grade Honors, Journalism 


Information regarding Netiquette (i.e. the correct or acceptable way of communicating on the Internet)