Clarissa Schmal, English Department

Schmal, Clarissa

Clarissa Schmal

Greetings students and welcome to English Literature and Composition! My name is Clarissa Schmal and I am blessed to be working in the greatest career of all time. I earned a Bachelor of Arts in Secondary English Education from East Tennessee State University, a Master of Arts in Curriculum and Instruction from Appalachian State University, and National Board for Professional Teaching Standards Certification in English Language Arts Adolescence and Young Adulthood. I have been teaching and learning alongside amazing high school students for 25 years. After teaching and working in administration in Watauga County, I came home to where my career began, right here at Johnson County High School. Together we will discover the human experience through literature and share the opportunity for success through rigorous yet appropriate expectations and dedication to the tasks ahead. This course will expose students to classic and other significant works of literature, provide instruction that prepares for college composition, and emphasize effective writing, reading, speaking, listening, presenting and language skills. Students will also have an opportunity to discover their best selves by being open to the challenge. I look forward to getting to know each of you and what you have to teach me.


Courses Taught:

Educational Background:

  • Undergraduate – Bachelors of Arts in Secondary English Education – East Tennessee State University
  • Masters – Master of Arts in Curriculum and Instruction – Appalachian State University
  • National Board for Professional Teaching Standards Certification in English Language Arts Adolescence and Young Adulthood

 Prior Experience:

  • Johnson County High School, English Teacher (2013 – present)
  • Teacher and Administration – Watauga County Schools

 Contact Me:

Johnson County High School
290 Fairground Hill
Mountain City, TN 37683

Phone: 423-727-2620
Fax:  423-727-2674