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


I’m excited to return to Clark for what is my third year in Plano ISD and my ninth year in education.

Though the past year-and-a-half of school has been unpredictable at times, my dedication to our students and work ethic as an English teacher remains the same: I will share the value 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 am looking forward to another year of growth and success with our students!

  • Currently Reading

    The Best American Short Stories edited by Anthony Doerr

    You Don't Need a Title to Be a Leader by Mark Sanborn

    The Fundamental 5 by Sean Cain and Mike Laird


    Books Read This School Year 

    Kitchen Confidential: Adventures in the Culinary Underbelly by Anthony Bourdain


    Favorite 5 Books I Read Last School Year

    Educated by Tara Westover (memoir)

    The Midnight Library by Matt Haig (fiction)

    Uncomfortable Conversations with a Black Man by Emmanuel Acho (nonfiction)

    Travels with Charley: In Search of America by John Steinbeck (nonfiction)

    Into Thin Air by Jon Krakauer (nonfiction, adventure)

  • Important Dates


  • Teaching Schedule

    1st Period: English II Honors

    2nd Period: English II

    3rd Period: English II

    4th Period: n/a


    5th Period: Team Planning and Preparation

    6th Period: English II Honors

    7th Period: English II

  • Office Hours / Tutorials

    Can be scheduled as needed. Available during study hall, before school, and after on most days.

    Confirm a day/time with me in class or by email.