I am Helen Cope, the Clear Creek Second Grade Teacher. 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 historic and beautiful Staunton, Virginia. I taught sixth grade in Virginia before we moved to Penn Valley in 1998. I taught at Pleasant Valley School and substituted in many Nevada County schools for two years before I was 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!
Our children, Chris and Elaine, both graduated from Clear Creek and Nevada Union High School. They enjoyed the small school setting and opportunities they wouldn’t have had at a larger school. My husband and I are now empty nesters since our kids are living in Utah and New York. I enjoy time with my family and friends, camping, walking, and reading.