Jake Bywater

Phone: 469-752-7200 ext. 27374


Degrees and Certifications:

M.S. Education (Curriculum) California State University, East Bay B.A. English Education California State University, Long Beach

Jake Bywater


This past summer, my family and I moved to Texas after spending nearly ten years in New Orleans. I’m excited to have also found a new home in Plano ISD as I begin my seventh year in education.

In the classroom, I will share the value of the act of reading and writing, not just as a form of entertainment, but also as a way to understand the world and communicate in it. As part of this process, I challenge our students with questions that will stretch their capacity to think and respond.

My additional work experience includes operating a private sports and social company in New Orleans as well as working in research at the University of Cambridge.

Outside the classroom, I officiate high school and college football as well as hockey locally. I enjoy traveling and drinking coffee.

I’m excited to be at Clark and looking forward to a year of growth and success with our students!

  • Books Read This Year

    Flash Fiction Forward: 80 Very Short Stories by James Thomas

    Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead by Tom Stoppard

    Into Thin Air: A Personal Account of the Mt. Everest Disaster by Jon Krakauer

    The Best American Short Stories 2015 by T.C. Boyle

    Walking the Americas by Levison Wood

    The Year of Magical Thinking by Joan Didion

    Salvage the Bones by Jesmyn Ward

    Einstein's Dreams by Alan Lightman

    The Monk of Mokha by Dave Eggers

    A Monster Calls by Patrick Ness

    The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde by Robert Louis Stevenson

    The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald

    A Raisin in the Sun by Lorraine Hansberry


  • Teaching Schedule

    1st Period: English II

    2nd Period: English II

    3rd Period: English II Honors

    4th Period: English II Honors

    Study Hall: C

    Lunch: D

    5th Period: Planning / Conference

    6th Period: English II Honors

    7th Period: Academic Literacy II

  • Remote Office Hours


    11am to 12pm

    2pm to 3pm