I am Helen Cope, the second grade teacher at Clear Creek School. I have spent most of my life on the east coast in North Carolina and Virginia. I received my teaching credential from Mary Baldwin College in Staunton, Virginia and taught sixth grade before we moved to Penn Valley in June 1998. I taught at Pleasant Valley School and substituted in many Nevada County Schools before being happily hired at Clear Creek in 2001. I love being a part of the Clear Creek Community! We have a very dedicated and caring staff, supportive and involved parents, and the greatest students!
Outside of school, I enjoy spending time with my family. Our children, Chris and Elaine, both graduated from Clear Creek and Nevada Union. They enjoyed the small school setting and having opportunities they wouldn’t have had in a larger grade school.