Hello, my name is Mr. McClellan. To our returning students, welcome back! To our incoming Freshman Vikings, "Welcome to Amundsen High School!" I look forward to the time I will spend with you this year as your Health and Physical Education Teacher. Yes I know, my last name can be a bit of a tongue twister. So, if you struggle with pronouncing Mr. Mc-Cle-llan please feel free to call me Mr. 'T' or Coach Tony. This will be my second year as a Health and Physical Education teacher, and as the Hurdle and Shot Put coach for the Girls/Boys Track and Field Team here at Amundsen. However, I am not new to Amundsen sports. For the last 4 years, I have led our Lady Vikings to 4 conference titles as the Girls Swim team Head Coach.
A little bit about myself and my background. My passion for working with teens stems from 12 years as a Sports Instructor for the After School Matters (ASM) Sports 37 program. I graduated Magna Cum Laude with a B.A. in Physical Education and a minor in Health Education from Northeastern Illinois University in 2017. I spent my first two and a half years as an educator teaching Pre-K through 8th Grade at Hamline Elementary School under Erik Olson (former Amundsen V.P.) in Chicago's southwest side Back of the Yards neighborhood. I believe this experience working with elementary-level students makes me a perfect candidate to work with and usher in our incoming freshmen to their high school careers. Some of my passions include swimming, CrossFit, snowboarding, camping, hiking, kayaking, and bike riding. I look forward to sharing some of these passions with the Amundsen H.S. Students!