2nd Grade

Mrs. Alston

I am Emily Alston. I have been a teacher for many years, but only here at Clarion Area for a few! I have my Bachelors Degree from Clarion University in Elementary and Early Childhood Education. I currently teach 2nd Grade and love every minute of it! I am from Pittsburgh, PA and a big fan of the Penguins and the Steelers! I have 3 kids that all attend Clarion Area. My family and I love to do things together, especially outdoors! The best way to contact me is by email.

Mrs. Bingham

My name is Michelle Hulings Bingham, class of 1989! Yes, I grew up here and am glad to have stayed. While in high school I was involved in cheerleading, and marching band. I was treasurer of my class and a member of student council. My first job was at Dairy Queen and I was a lifeguard at the Clarion Borough Pool for quite a few summers during high school and college.

I did venture out of Clarion a little bit, as my undergraduate degree in Elementary Education is from Indiana University of Pennsylvania in 1994. I eventually obtained a Masters in Reading from Clarion University in 1998.

I was first hired at Clarion Area right after college as a Title I Aide. I held this position for a couple of years until I was asked to fill in for a sabbatical - in second grade. Home. I returned to the Title I for a year and then was invited on staff as a first grade teacher. Over the years I have taught all of the primary grades, K-3. Just like my mother, though, I am at home in second grade with 7 and 8 year olds! I have been in second grade since 2002 (with a stint in Kindergarten for the semester before Brooke was born).

I come from a family of teachers. My parents taught at C-L elementary. My aunt taught at Clarion High School. My brother has also settled into teaching at the high school level in Oregon. A cousin teaches and another is a school psychologist. It's in my blood, so to speak!

I married Marcus in 1994 and we have 3 kids. Ryker, Tyler and Brooke are all students at Clarion Area. I adore being a mom. I have loved spending a fair amount of time on the soccer sidelines over the years watching my boys play. We also enjoy being on the river. The kids love water sports, but my heart is floating slowly down the section of the Clarion near my parents home in Belltown. I love watching movies, reading books, playing games with my family, and our 2 labs.

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The best way to contact me is by email.

Mrs. Parrett

Hello! My name is Mrs. Brittany Parrett. My husband’s name is Craig, and I have two children, Kingston and Rylyn. In my free time, I love spending time with family and friends. I especially enjoy playing board games and card games.

I graduated from North Clarion in 2004, and I grew up in Leeper, PA. From there, I obtained my Bachelor’s degree from Clarion University of Pennsylvania in elementary and early childhood education. I am also certified to teach middle school mathematics and science. I received my Master’s degree from Walden University in elementary reading and mathematics. Also, I have an additional 36 education credits in classes pertaining to classroom management, teaching skills, special education, etc.

I love teaching at Clarion Area Elementary School! I currently teach 2nd grade. Before teaching at Clarion Area, I taught 8th grade mathematics for one year and 3rd grade for seven years in the Bradford Area School District.

I absolutely love my job! I love seeing my students develop into productive members of society and grow throughout the school year. I always do my best to meet the needs of every student in my class. As always, you are welcome to contact me about any questions or concerns.

Link to our 2nd grade website

The best way to contact me is by email.