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Teacher in the Spotlight: Clint Arthur, Boundary County Middle School

Teacher in the Spotlight: Boundary County Middle School


By Christian Weaner

Clint Arthur, a dedicated educator and coach in Boundary County, embodies the spirit of his community through his lifelong commitment to teaching and mentoring. Born in Coeur d’Alene but raised in Boundary County, Clint's roots run deep.

"I have lived my entire life in Boundary County aside from my time in college," Clint noted, recalling a childhood rich with outdoor adventures and learning.

Currently, Clint teaches eighth grade world history, a role he's cherished for over a decade. Before this, he spent 12 years teaching English at Bonners Ferry High School.

Clint’s educational journey has been inspired by influential teachers who left a lasting impression on him. "Mrs. Iverson gave me confidence in my writing abilities, and Mrs. Walter kindled a love for reading," Clint shared.

These experiences, along with the support and encouragement of his parents, Ken and Carol Arthur, drove Clint to pursue a degree in secondary education from the University of Idaho, majoring in English with a minor in history.

Beyond the classroom, Clint's passion for sports led him into coaching. He has coached everything from football to basketball, starting his coaching career while still a student teacher.

"The best part about coaching is interacting with young people doing something they love," Clint explained. Through coaching, Clint has been able to instill life lessons in work ethic and mental toughness.

Clint's teaching methods are as unique as they are engaging. He's known for using impersonations to bring literature to life and for inserting humor into his lessons whenever possible.

"I also have a tendency to weave ‘Dad jokes’ into the classroom," he admitted.Outside of work, Clint enjoys the tranquility of outdoor activities like hunting and fishing, often accompanied by family. He and his wife, Tammy, also a BFHS alum, share two daughters.

Clint's life is a balance of professional dedication and personal passion, deeply intertwined with the community he loves. Reflecting on his career, Clint appreciates the variety each day brings. "Teaching is a unique profession," Clint examined, noting the unpredictable yet rewarding nature of his work.

Through decades of teaching and coaching, Clint has not only contributed to the educational fabric of Boundary County but also to the personal growth of countless students and athletes. His story is a testament to the impact of passionate educators and the lasting bonds they forge with their communities.

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