Degrees and Certifications:
Mr. Clyde D. Salter
* Name: Clyde D. Salter
* Home Town: Alexander City, Alabama
* Martial Status : Married
* # Children : 2 Boys and 1 Girl
* Affiliations: Darian Baptist Church-Alexander City, AL, NEA, AEA, LCEA, NVATA, AVATA, LCVTA and others.
High School- Laurel High School –Hornets – 1969’
B. S. Degree- Alabama A & M University- Bulldogs – 1973’
M. ED. Degree- Tuskegee University – Golden Tigers- 1977’
ED.S. Degree- Tuskegee University – Golden Tigers- 1981’
Further studies- Auburn University - Tigers
I believe that there are multiple factors that have influenced my decision to become a teacher. Education was always stressed in my family as a priority. My father didn’t achieve education beyond grade school. He often asked me to read letters and other materials to him and he always told me that education is your ticket out of poverty. On the other hand, my mother was only able to complete grade 9 here in Alabama ,but was able to go to Georgia to graduate high school. Throughout my education, I have had my parents, family, many teachers and college instructors who have inspired me. My greatest influence was Mr. Alfred H. Cooper, my Vocational Agriculture Teacher. Mr. Cooper’s belief in me instilled the confidence to realize that I could be successful in anything I chose to pursue. The ability to make a difference in a young persons’ life that effectively touches them throughout adulthood is an incredible gift.
Reflecting on the improvements in my life over the years since I graduated from high school, I recall a quote by Oliver Goldsmith who said, "People seldom improve when they have no other model but themselves to copy after." The person that I chose to pattern my career after was Reverend Alfred H. Cooper, an extraordinary Agriculture educator and disciplinarian. Reverend Cooper has always and will always be a sensational role model for me and others for years to come.
As I began considering a career path, I knew I wanted to make a difference in the lives of others just as Mr. Cooper had. Seeing the pride, pleasure, and rewards Mr. Cooper received from his teaching guided me into the field of education. It is my desire to shine as he did and experience first hand the joys of teaching. By giving my all and wanting the best for my students, I know that I am well on my way to living up to my own expectations for myself.
It i Professional:
This is my 46 th year at Loachapoka High School. Over the the years I have only taught courses in the field of Agriscience Education. We are proud to report our Agriscience program and teacher is Business and Industry Certified through May 2018.
For the past 46 Years I have served as a sponsor and advisor for Loachapoka High FFA Youth Organization. Grade 9-12
Alabama Agricultural Educators Association "45 Years Service Award"- August 2018
Alabama Agricultural Educators Association "40 Years Service Award"- July 2013
Nominee to Jacksonville State University "Teacher Hall of Fame"-2005
Nominee for Loachapoka High School "Teacher of The Year Award"- 2005
Alabama Vocational Teachers Association "30 Years Service Award"- July 2003
Alabama Vocational Teachers Association “ Teacher of Teacher Award #2 – July 2003
The “ Woody Award” For submission of shop project to Wood Magazine, May 2000
Lee County “Tip Top Teacher” Award Third Quarter, 1998-99
Alabama Vocational Agriculture/Teacher Association “25 Years Service Award”, 1998
Loachapoka’s “ Tip Top Teacher Award”, 1995
Laurel High School Class of 1969 “ Outstanding Leader Award”, 1994
State of Alabama “ Honorary State Farmer Degree Award”.
Alabama Vocational Teachers Association “ Teacher of Teacher” Award #1 - 1980