Latesha Clemons

Latesha Clemons



Glen Oak Community

Learning Center

Peoria Public Schools


Occupation: Latesha Clemons is principal of Glen Oak Community Learning Center, a K-8 school. As principal, she is the instructional and administrative leader of the school, responsible for providing a safe learning environment for all students and cultivating strong relationships with stakeholders, including families, students, staff and the community.


Community Involvement: Ms. Clemons is a board member of Peoria Opportunities Foundation


Education: Bachelor of science, psychology and sociology, Southern Illinois University-Edwardsville; master of arts, professional and school counseling, Lindenwood University; with Type 75 certification-educational administration, educational educational leadership and administration, Southern Illinois University-Edwardsville; education specialist, curriculum design and instruction, McKendree University


Three things she’s passionate about: “I am passionate about family, my students and education.”


Three favorite hobbies: “I enjoy traveling, reading, and volleyball.”


Career influence or inspiration: “My career influence and inspiration is Dr. Pamela Manning (in Cahokia). She served as my principal, superintendent and college professor. She always did what was right for students.”


Inspirational quote: “Change will not come from some other person or some other time. We are the ones that we’ve been waiting for. We are the change that we seek.” Former President Barack Obama  

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