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5 questions with Rocky Clarke


Editor’s note: Answering  The Purcell Register’s five questions this week is Rocky Clarke, Washington Elementary School principal.

Q: As principal over pre-K through 5th grade, you are wearing two hats when compared to your peers in the area. What are the challenges of being over such a wide range in a growing district?

A: I don’t see it as a big deal!  My job is not a job to me it is a calling and I love it, I feel blessed to have my job.

Q: How long have you been in education? And how long as an administrator?

A: Forty-four years, 22 as an administrator.

Q: Do you have much one-on-one interaction with students?

A: Yes, everyday and that is my favorite part of my day.

Q: How strict or lenient are you?

A: Being strict or lenient depends on the situation.

Q: What is something most people don’t know about you?

A: As an administrator you are only as good as your teachers.  We have great teachers at Washington, Oklahoma. Our teachers at Washington make my job easy. I love them!


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