Title: Writer, Genealogist & Language Educator (Retired)
Company: E.J. Wilson High School
Location: Churchville, New York, United States
Stephan Clarke, Retired Writer, Genealogist and Language Educator at E.J. Wilson High School, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Educators for dedication, achievements, and leadership in language education.
Amassing nearly 30 years of professional excellence, Mr. Clarke is an eminent figure in the realm of language education and literature, having written several books and monographs. A specialist in communication theory and English rhetoric, he served as an English teacher at E.J. Wilson High School in Spencerport, NY, from 1970 until his retirement from the industry in 1999. A frequent speaker in his field, he also served his community in a plethora of capacities, including as a founding member of the Spencerport Central Retirees Association since 1999. Previously, he was on the board of directors of the Spencerport Federal Credit Union for five years, chairman of the supervisory committee of the Spencerport Federal Credit Union for 18 years, and a recording secretary for the Church and Ministry Committee of the Genesee Valley Association with the United Church of Christ for five years.
Mr. Clarke has been a prolific author, having penned “The Lord Peter Wimsey Companion” in 1985, for which he won the Edgar Allan Poe Special Award from the Mystery Writers of America. A revised edition was published in 2002. He is also the author of the monographs “T5 Paul S. Grieb with the 709th Tank Battalion in World War II” and “Michael Joseph O’Brien of Bartoose, Ireland and Sackets Harbor, New York: An Irish Immigrant’s Odyssey” in 2015. Bettering any organization of which he is a member, Mr. Clarke is additionally affiliated with the Sons of the American Revolution, the Dorothy L. Sayers Society, the Rochester Genealogical Society, the U.S. Naval Institute, and the National Society of the Sons of Colonial New England, among others.
Mr. Clarke holds a Bachelor of Science in education from the State University of New York at Geneseo and a Master of Arts from Bowling Green State University. In recognition of his exceptional achievements, he was the recipient of the Excellence in Secondary School Teaching Award from the University of Rochester’s Graduate School of Education and Human Development in 1991. In addition, he received several accolades from the Sons of the American Revolution, including the War Service Medal, the Silver Good Citizenship Medal, the Meritorious Service Medal, and the Liberty Medal.
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