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Dedicated to Educating the Educators

Dedicated to Educating the Educators

Dr. Eldon Clary, who taught at Tech for 43 years, retired several years ago. He remains active as to what is going on at Tech through ballgames, traveling with Tech Travel, and any opportunity that he has to come by and say hello.

Clary fondly remembers the best teacher he ever had- his high school English teacher at Millsap High School in Texas. "She really challenged me to set high goals. We didn't have advanced classes like chemistry at Millsap, but we did receive a strong foundation in the basics."

The first member of his family to attend college, Clary excelled at the University of North Texas. He obtained a BSE (Chemistry and Education) and then pursued his MEd and EdD while teaching high school chemistry and physics.

Dr. Clary interviewed for assistant professor during the final days of the J.W. Hull administration. In addition to becoming a full professor, Clary has also served as Department Chair, Head of Secondary Education, Director of Teacher Education, Head of Curriculum and Instruction, and Dean of Graduate Studies. Within the last years before retirement, he was the Dean of Education.

Throughout his career, he, his wife, Juanita (MA), and their four children, three are Tech graduates, have generously supported Tech. "Training to be a teacher needs as much support as the primary areas. My goal was for Tech to have the best teacher education program in the state."


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