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 fifth year in Plano ISD and my 11th year in education.

Though the past couple of years 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 Fundamental 5 by Sean Cain and Mike Laird


    Books Read This Past Calendar Year

    Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen

    The Devil and Miss Prym by Paulo Coelho 

    Pompeii by Robert Harris (historical fiction)

    A Room with a View by E.M. Forster (fiction)

    Bless Me, Ultima by Rudolfo Anaya (fiction)

    The Best American Travel Writing 2021 by Padma Lakshmi (nonfiction)


    Favorite Books I've Read Recently

    Paper Towns by John Green (fiction)

    The Gift of Asher Lev by Chaim Potok (fiction)

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

  • Important Dates


  • Teaching Schedule

    1st Period: English II

    2nd Period: English II

    3rd Period: Team Planning and Preparation

    Advisory (5th): n/a


    4th Period: n/a

    6th Period: English II Honors

    7th Period: English II Honors  

    8th Period: English II Honors  

  • 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.