Kris Clements

How did I get here? 

I am 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 a retired attorney in Dallas, and Karen is a family physician working in Shreveport.

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.

favorite things 

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

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

I love trying new recipes.

Running days are over, so I enjoy pilates and its fantastic challenges.


We have two wonderful, geriatric boys and one new kitten who give us great joy...Mooch (b. 2008 striped boy), Elusive (b. 2020 striped girl) and Linden (b. 2004 black boy).