Degrees and Certifications:
University of North Texas
Mr. Brad Claxton
Hello! My name is Brad Claxton. I have been teaching at Donald Elementary since 2014. This is my fifth year in 5th grade. I previously taught 6th grade Math and PreAP Math at Durham Middle School in Lewisville for 11 years before coming to Donald.
Fifth grade is a vital year for your little one! We will learn so many things in, what seems like, a short amount of time! I am excited to watch alongside you as your child learns, grows, and masters new skills each and every day! I can’t wait to see what this year as in store for us!
I was born and raised in the Dallas area. I have lived in various cities including Mesquite, Grapevine, Lewisville, and Flower Mound. I graduated from North Mesquite High School in 1996 and graduated from The University of North Texas in 2001.
I have been married to Jana for 9 years. We have a daughter, Addy (7) who is in 2nd grade at Donald, a stepson, Andrew (19) who is a freshman at Indiana University, and stepdaughter, Emma (16) who is a Junior at Marcus High School. We also have a very crazy Maltipo, Oliver.
When I’m not teaching, you can find me supporting the kids at their athletic events. I also enjoy running, or watching the Dallas Stars, Texas Rangers, and Dallas Cowboys. My favorite place to visit is the beach, so much so that we got married on the beach in Mexico.
My favorite snacks are Dr. Pepper, Kit Kats, and Reese’s peanut butter cups.
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