Phone: 256-837-3735 ext. 82-403


Degrees and Certifications:

Master of Science in Education (John Hopkins University) Master of Business Administration (Portland State University) Certified in German (K-12) Certified in Elementary Education (K-6)

Mrs. Clifton


I completed my undergraduate studies (B.S. in International Business) in Germany (Reutlingen University) and my Master's in Business Administration (MBA) at Portland State University. I also completed my Master's in Education from Johns Hopkins University while living and teaching in Maryland.


I have been a teacher since 2007. I first taught for 7 years at a private school in Alabama and was primarily the German teacher (high school), as well as Elementary and Middle School Spanish teacher. I then spent 5 years in Baltimore City teaching at the Elementary level. Between 2019-2023 I worked part-time in a variety of different positions to include Adult Education ESL classes, online classes and working as a private tutor. In August 2023 I accepted the position as a German teacher here in Madison City. 


I am a native German speaker and was born in Frankfurt, Germany. I speak English, German, and some Spanish and French. I grew up living in Brazil, the United States, India, and Germany.  My passion has always been teaching, and I have been fortunate that my career has allowed me to stay within Education. Outside of teaching, I am busy with my family, gardening, and yoga. I am married with 2 children, dogs and cats. We have lived in Madison since 2019. As a family, we enjoy going for walks, bike rides, and going to the beach or pool.