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Mr. Clifton Wilder Koons II

Mr. Clifton Wilder Koons II began teaching at ASA in the 2017-2018 school year. He is currently the fifth and sixth grade English and social studies teacher. Previously, he taught a range of students from elementary to high school, and even graduate school. He has a Bachelor of Arts degree in English, with a focus on Creative Writing from Webster University, where he graduated magna cum laude and was a member of the Omicron Delta Kappa Honor Society Circle. He also has a Master of Fine Arts degree in Creative Writing from Western State Colorado University, where he graduated with a 4.0 GPA. He also studied British literature, theater, musicals, and performance art overseas in London, England at Regent’s University London. During his free time, he works as a screenwriter. So far he’s done written work for Lionsgate, the movie studio known for such blockbuster films as The Hunger Games and Twilight, had his original stage play, Buh, Bye Rupert, produced at the Winnie Moore Auditorium, received high placement in various writing contests, such as the prestigious Austin Film Festival Screenwriting Competition, and published a number of poems in a variety of literary magazines.