Phone: 334-347-2215


Degrees and Certifications:

Alabama State University - Bachelor of Science degree in Secondary Education (6-12) with a concentration in History

Mr. Clinton Bethea III

Mr. Clinton Bethea III is a highly qualified teacher in the State of Alabama. He is a graduate of the prestigious Alabama State University where he obtained a Bachelor of Science degree in Secondary Education (6-12) with a concentration in History. He began his teaching career in Selma, Alabama where he was employed with Selma City School System at Selma High School. He was given the responsibility to teach World History, US History, Black History, Government, and Economics.

Mr. Bethea came to Coppinville Jr. High School in 2003. His responsibilities have been, but not limited to, teaching Social Studies (World Geography & Civics), Social Studies Department Chair 2011-2013, Assistant Football Coach (Dauphin Jr. High & Enterprise High School), Volunteer Girl’s Basketball Coach, African American History Program Assistant Coordinator, Student Carpool Director, and Building Level Key-Holder & Hall Monitor. He also created an After School Tutorial for students needing help in Social Studies and the Club Kings & Queens (Life Empowerment Club).

Now as the ISS Teacher, Mr. Bethea continues to pour the necessary skills for success and life into his students on a weekly basis at Coppinville Jr. High School. He challenges his students to push beyond the norm and to expect nothing less than the best they can achieve.

Educational Quotes to Live By:

"The function of education is to teach one to think intensively and to think critically. Intelligence plus character - that is the goal of true education."
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
"Education is our passport to the future, for tomorrow belongs to the people who prepare for it today."

~ Malcolm X

"My mother said I must always be intolerant of ignorance but understanding of illiteracy. That some people, unable to go to school, were more educated and more intelligent than college professors."

~ Maya Angelou

"To acquire knowledge, one must study; but to acquire wisdom, one must observe."
Marilyn vos Savant

"Education is what survives when what has been learned has been forgotten."

B. F. Skinner 

 "If someone is going down the wrong road, he doesn’t need motivation to speed him up. What he needs is education to turn him around."

~ Jim Rohn

"Tell me and I forget. Teach me and I remember. Involve me and I learn."

~ Benjamin Franklin

"Education breeds confidence. Confidence breeds hope. Hope breeds peace."

 ~ Confucius