“He is a great volleyball coach and has excellent rapport with his students. His calm and upbeat style draws students in – makes them want to learn. He is a new teacher in our school with great ideas about how to motivate students – and how to make things fun around campus.” These comments, provided by Principal, Andy Anuzis, describe Brandon Clark.
Mr. Clark teaches math at Lincoln-King High School and coaches the girls’ volleyball team. Though early in his tenure with Cornerstone, his influence reverberates throughout the school.
What’s your best memory of your own school days?
My best memory has to be my involvement in “Into the Light.” It was an acting/theatre class where we traveled to different high schools and middle schools, performing appropriate dating awareness.
What is something most people don’t know about you?
I am the co-pastor Abyssinian Church in the city of Detroit, and have been the co-pastor going on eight years this June.
What’s your professional superpower?
I would have to say it’s love with comedic transparency.
How do you empower your students to live their complete life?
I speak to where they are headed and allow them to speak to me in regards to where they are. We teach each other, and we learn from one another. When the student is able to give the teacher what the teacher gives the student, the student finds the clarity of the evolution of their purpose.
What’s the one word your students would use to describe you?