Welcome to the wonderful world of chemistry

How did I get here? 

I was the third-born daughter of Ken & Barb Purdy (yep, they're real names) in Baton Rouge, LA.  I have two sisters, Kim and Karen (yep, real names).  Kim is an attorney in Shreveport, and Karen is a family physician working in Slidell, LA.

Mom and Dad were both educators prior to retirement.  I majored in political science and minored in chemistry and German, and then I thought about what I loved to do.  It hit me that I loved tutoring people and helping them to learn.

So, I went back to school for certification in chemistry and biology, and then I landed the job at Magnet at the tail-end of my student teaching.  I’ve been in love with my career from the beginning, and that love has not waned.

I’ve been married to the love of my life since 1995, and we’ve been together since 1988.  He supports me in everything that I do, and he loves life.


Kris Clements

favorite things 

DRIVING
I take my 1997 Mazda Miata to tracks in Texas to instruct folks about driving on a race track about once a month.  It’s a blast!

KNITTING
I usually knit stuff for others, and I teach folks how to knit, too!

COOKING
I love trying new recipes.

WALKING
Running days are over, so I enjoy the scenery of walks.

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