Miss Banner


Hello! My name is Taylor Banner and I have been the Visual Arts teacher at Clarion Area Elementary for the last 9 years. I received my K-12 Art Education degree through Edinboro University and have continued my education of the Fine Arts in ceramics, sculpture, printmaking and mixed media through Clarion University. Students in my program explore a variety of media and application techniques including: Drawing, Painting (watercolor, tempera, acrylic,) Ceramics, Paper Mache, Jewelry, Weaving, Printmaking, Sewing, Pastels, Stencils, Mixed Media Collage, Recycled Sculpture and more! Students are introduced to a vast array of cultures, artists and art styles through this creation process. Student artwork is featured in many exhibits throughout the community including showcases at Yolicious and Michelle’s Coffee Shop in Clarion. Please join us for our favorite annual event, the End of the Year Art Show and Family Art Night! Enjoy an evening of hands on art making experiences as well as artwork on display from every student! This event happens every May stay tuned for this year’s date! I would love to hear from you. The best way to contact me is through email.

Please visit my webpage for more information: clarionelemart.weebly.com

Mrs. Clark


Hello! My name is Sandy Clark and I am the Speech Language Pathologist here at Clarion Area. I am a graduate of Clarion University where I received my Master’s Degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders. I started working at Clarion Area in 2009. Before coming to Clarion Area, I worked at RIU 6 for 8 years. I truly enjoy helping my students become better communicators. My goal is for them to be successful in the classroom, as well as in the community. When I am not at school, I enjoy spending time with my family, traveling and running.

Please feel free to contact me through email with questions or concerns.

Mrs. Gourley

Email: jgourley@clarion-schools.com

Physical Education/ESL

Hello! My name is Mrs. Gourley and I teach Physical Education at Clarion Area Elementary School. I have a Health and Physical Education degree from Slippery Rock University. During Physical Education classes, students will be encouraged to participate to the best of their ability in a wide variety of activities. Our goals for every class are to stay safe, have fun, and be active! Students should wear comfortable attire and appropriate shoes for class. The best way to contact me is via email.

For more information, check out https://sites.google.com/view/clarionelementarype or scan the QR Code!

Mrs. Love

Computer Technology

I have been teaching computer technology at Clarion Area Elementary School since 2014. In addition to teaching at the elementary school, I am an associate professor of special education at Clarion University of Pennsylvania. Prior to teaching computer technology and teaching in higher education, I was a special education teacher in various school districts in Maryland and Pennsylvania. My current areas of certifications include: Special Education PreK-12, Reading Specialist PreK-12, Business/Computer/Information Technology PreK-12, English Language Arts 4-8, and Mathematics 4-8. I possess a BS in Business Administration from Clarion University of Pennsylvania, a M. Ed. with concentrations in elementary education, special education, and reading from Mount St. Mary's University, and an Ed. D. in special education with a minor in educational psychology from West Virginia University. Students come to computer technology once every normal five-day rotation. Skills focused on in computer technology is keyboarding, navigation of the internet, and some MS Word and Excel. Because children who code early in life gain a deeper understanding of problem solving using logic; and, like learning a language, practicing this type of thinking influences a developing brain (CodeRev, 2018), time is devoted to teaching and building coding skills. I thoroughly enjoy teaching and came back to teach in an elementary school because I simply missed teaching younger students. Please feel free to email me if you have any questions or concerns.

Miss Maxwell

General Music

My name is Brooke Maxwell and I teach Elementary General Music as well as 5th & 6th Grade Choir at Clarion Area Elementary. I attended Clarion University of Pennsylvania and graduated Summa Cum Laude with a B.S. in Music Education and a concentration in Piano. I taught for a year at Keystone Elementary under the guidance of Mrs. Sharon Nesta prior to being hired at Clarion Elementary. I love teaching and watching my students discover the joys of music! The best way to contact me is by email.

Mrs. Murdock


Hello! I'm Christina Murdock and I am the Librarian for Clarion Area Schools. I am a graduate of Redbank Valley School District and Clarion University. I have been teaching at Clarion Area since 1998 in the following positions: Junior High Reading, 3rd grade, Kindergarten & Librarian. I live in Brookville with my husband Dan, 2 children Jacob & Sydney, and puppy Daisy. In my free time I enjoy reading and spending time with friends. If you need to contact me, please send me an email.

Mrs. Stevenson

Instrumental Music

Hi! My name is Jennifer Stevenson. I am proud to be a Clarion Area Bobcat! I have held several long terms substitute positions at AC Valley School District as well as full time employment at Punxsutawney Middle School. I was hired as Clarion Area Elementary instrumental specialist in 2004. In the 2014-2015 school year I received the opportunity to begin teaching elementary general music! I have treasured my music classroom experiences!

More about me: I live in Shippenville with my husband, Tim and our 2 children. Our daughter just began third grade and our son is in first grade. We are a happy family of Clarion Bobcats! The best way to contact me is by email.