Mr. Dennis P. Clarke

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Wall of Fame Class of 2017

Dennis P. Clarke taught at MMI for 36 years from September of 1979 to May of 2016.

He graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Spanish from King’s College in 1976 and later earned a master’s degree in English from Wilkes University. Mr. Clarke was just the third full-time Spanish teacher in MMI’s history.

He also taught speech class and helped MMI transition from its annual speech tournament to a Model United Nations program and eventually to the Mock Trial Club. MMI had its first Mock Trial competition in 1987 and advanced to the state finals in 2006 under his guidance.

He began the Pablo Picasso Chapter of the Spanish Honor Society and served as President of the NEPA Chapter of the American Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese.

Mr. Clarke was also very active in MMI’s athletic program, serving as the head coach of girls’ softball in 1980, the head coach of girls’ tennis in 1998 and as an assistant coach for the boys’ and girls’ cross country teams.

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