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Christina Clark



I am a first generation Hungarian-American who was born in NYC and grew up in West Hollywood and Santa Monica. I was also the first member in my family to attend college, graduating from UCLA with a B.A. in Sociology. After working in the music industry for 10 years, I pivoted to becoming a teacher. I feel very fortunate to have had careers involving both of my passions. I married my high school sweetheart and we have a son who attends high school at our alma mater, Santa Monica High.


I am determined to help students succeed and achieve their dreams and goals. I use my struggles and experiences of being a child of immigrants to help guide my own students to college and a solid career. For this reason, I am very thoughtful, purposeful, and practical in my approach to teaching English Language Arts. In fact, our entire ELA Department is dedicated to teaching to the standards with research-based methods and academic rigor.


Hello, I'm Ms. Clark. This is my 13th year of teaching at HPHS. I love having Spartan Pride! Currently, I teach ELA for the S.T.E.A.M. Magnet. I am also the ELA Department Chair. 

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2022-2023 SCHEDULE
  • Advisory - Magnet Class of 2023
  • Period 1 – ERWC (ELA 12)
  • Period 2 – Honors ELA 10
  • Period 3 – Core Department period
  • Period 4 – Honors Authors Composition (ELA 11)
  • Period 5 – ERWC (ELA 12)
  • Period 6 – Pre-AP Coordinator period
  • Period 7 - conference period
  • Period 8 – conference period

I expect all students to be: respectful, open to learning, diligent about completing assignments, and willing to try even if the task seems challenging. I realize that ELA may not necessarily be every student’s favorite class, but the skills practiced and learned are essential and vital for any job or career!