donald 300MADISONVILLE, Ky. (5/3/13) – Last night, May 2, 2013, a community reception was held at the Madisonville – Hopkins County Chamber of Commerce for Donald Clayton.
 
Clayton’s teaching career has extended over 40 years. He started out as a teaching assistant at Murray State University in the fall of 1971, then moved on to teaching in the Hopkins County School System from 1973-1985.
 
Clayton taught at the Madisonville Junior High School in 1973, then transferred to Earlington High School (1973-1975). He then moved on to West Hopkins High School for the next ten years. In 1985, Clayton was offered a full-time teaching position in the math department at Madisonville Community College.
 
By Clayton’s calculations he has taught over 7,000 students, including those he has tutored in his career. Madisonville Community College will be saying good-bye to Clayton next week after finals.
 
SurfKY wants to congratulate Clayton for 40 plus years of amazing work. It takes a lot of passion, patience and dedication to be able to accomplish all that he has and to be able to reach out to students to help them better understand what they are learning, is truly a gift.


Amber Mena
SurfKY News
Photos Provided by Amber Mena

LIKE SurfKY on Facebook - Click here to LIKE us now.

© Copyright 2015 SurfKY News Group, Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, or rewritten without permission. SurfKY News encourages you to share this story on social media.

In Other News...

Lady Blazers Capture Second Region All 'A' Championship

MARION, Ky. (4/17/15) — The University Heights Academy softball team won its first Second Region All "A" Classic title… Read More

WellCare Gives $12,000 to Marshall County Initiative to Improve Youth Activity, Nutrition

KENTUCKY (4/16/15) — WellCare Health Plans, Inc. (NYSE: WCG), a leading provider of managed care services for… Read More

Most Read This Week

April 13, 2015 6133

Three Juveniles, Adult Accused of Vandalizing…

by Deputy Will Coursey
April 14, 2015 4723

Several Juveniles Charged in Connection with Fight

by SurfKY News
April 16, 2015 3312

Crime Stoppers Fugitive of the Week – April 16,…

by Hopkinsville – Christian County Crime Stoppers
April 11, 2015 2949

Juvenile Injured When Struck by Vehicle

by Madisonville Police
April 12, 2015 2781

Police Searching for Hopkinsville Man Accused of…

by Paul Ray, HPD

Most Read This Month

March 18, 2015 10036

UPDATE: Hanson Man Located in Henderson, Taken to…

by Trooper Stu Recke
April 02, 2015 8418

UPDATE: Madisonville Man Injured in Head-on…

by Doreen Dennis, SurfKY News

Stories Trending Now

April 17, 2015 2075

An Open Letter from an Addict

by Olivia Kirks
April 17, 2015 892

Madisonville Police Reports Released

by Rita Dukes Smith, SurfKY News Director
April 17, 2015 871

Two Charged in Connection with Powderly Firearms…

by SurfKY News
April 17, 2015 717

Police Officers Building Up Community by Helping…

by Doreen Dennis, SurfKY News
April 17, 2015 668

Hopkins County Sheriff's Reports Released

by SurfKY News
April 17, 2015 397

Free Seedling Plantings Available While Supplies…

by Amber Averitt, SurfKY News
April 17, 2015 396

Brown Pitches Baseball to Series Opener over…

by UK Athletics
April 17, 2015 390

'The Bidding is On' at Annual Library Auction

by Tammy Holloway, SurfKY News
April 17, 2015 291

Paducah Man Faces Multiple Charges after…

by SurfKY News