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About Cleonne Drake

Cleonne Drake
2400 Jefferson Road
Paris, Texas 75460



I am beginning my 12th year with Paris Independent School District. This is my 21st year to teach. I was with Round Rock ISD previously.

I am a graduate of Paris High School (1973). I graduated from Paris Junior College with an A.S. in Law Enforcement. I am a graduate of East Texas State University (now A&M at Commerce). I have a B.S. in Criminology. I am a former Paris Police Officer, probation and parole officer, and worked with victims of violent crime. 

After having worked in the criminal justice field for 25 years, I made a career change. I decided education was where I needed to be. I received my certification through Region 13. I am certified PreK - 12 in Special Education. I am also certified grades 4-8 in Social Studies, English Language Arts, and Reading. I am beginning my eleventh year with PISD. I taught one year at P.A.S.S., one year at Crockett Middle School and ten years at PJH.  I currently teach 8th grade U.S. History.  

I married my high school sweetheart, Del "Dub". He also is a PHS graduate (1972). He is retired from the State of Texas. We have one son, Paul, who is 30 years of age.  He just celebrated his eighth year anniversary on August 14, 2018, to a wonderful young woman, Kristen. We are VERY proud of him and her.  He is a teacher at Convenant Classical School in Ft. Worth, Texas.  His wife is a medical therapist in Ft. Worth, Texas.   

I am excited for the new school year.  I believe in all students and believe any student is capable of being successful.  I believe that students should "own" their education and make everyday day a GREAT one!

My students as every student at PJH are special students.  #Bettertogether is the theme this year and I believe that we will go forward and no student of mine will go backwards.  We will work together as a team to be successful.

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