September 29, 2023

Daniel Proffitt, Jason Clevinger, and Patrick Roberts – Teachers at Elizabethton High School, Tennessee – Explain to Jeff Ikler and Steve Miletto How They Are Helping Students to be Curious – 546

Author: Steven Miletto

Daniel Proffitt, Jason Clevinger, and Patrick Roberts – Teachers at Elizabethton High School in Elizabethton, Tennessee – Share with Jeff Ikler and Steve Miletto How They are Helping Students to be Curious. This is episode 546 of Teaching Learning Leading K12, an audio podcast.


Daniel Proffitt –

               I am a native of Elizabethton, where I have lived my entire life. I am married with two children and have spent 20 years as an educator.  I have never left this school system, having spent elementary through high school here, volunteering directly after high school, and finally landing my first and only teaching job with the school system.


Jason Clevinger-

               I grew up in Virginia and now reside in Elizabethton with my wife and sons.  Teaching is my third career; initially I started in retail grocery and banking.  However, I was drawn to teaching because I found a passion there. I currently teach Computer Science Foundations and Extended Reality I and II.


Patrick Roberts –

               I am an Art Teacher at Elizabethton High School in Tennessee. I was born and raised in Ocala, Florida where I attended Vanguard High School in Ocala. I attended college at University of West Florida in Pensacola Florida and received a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree. Later I attended Milligan University and received my Master of Education degree. I am married with 2 children.


Elizabethton High School is a four-year comprehensive high school in Elizabethton, Tennessee, a municipality of approximately 15,000. Elizabethton High School is one of 17 high schools in the United States that is a considered a XQ Super School. Elizabethton is the county seat of Carter County, a rural county with a population of 52,000. Carter County is located in the northeast corner of the state, on the western edge of the Appalachian Mountains and lying only a few miles south of a tri-cities, metropolitan five-county area of approximately 432,000 people within a 75-mile radius.

Elizabethton High School has an enrollment of 860 students in grades 9-12. The senior class enrollment is 200.

Jeff Ikler is the host of the podcast Getting Unstuck – Cultivating Curiosity

Awesome conversation!


So much to learn…

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Length – 01:02:15

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