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MAJ Lawrence McClarey, USA, Retired

Social Studies Department Chair and Instructor

B.A. Political Science, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
M.B.A. Management, Webster University


Major Lawrence McClarey was born in St. John’s Newfoundland, Canada, and was raised in Paris, Illinois. He attended the University of Illinois on an Army ROTC scholarship. McClarey served for twelve years on active duty with the US Army as an Armor/Cavalry officer. He has been teaching for the last twenty-four years in both public and private schools. After arriving at MMA over 18 years ago, McClarey has served as an Economics/Government instructor and as the Social Studies Department Chair. In addition to teaching, he has coached track, cross-country, wrestling, and strength and conditioning. In his free time, McClarey enjoys reading, lifting weights, and spending time with his family. He and his wife, Joanna live in Mexico and have one son, Patrick.
Accreditation and Continuous Improvement Committee
Faculty Rules and Procedures Handbook Committee
ISACS Teachers Representative
ISACS Self-Study Steering Committee Chair
National Honor Society Adviser

Additional Activities:

Intramural Coach
Fishing Club Sponsor
Football Chair Gang Member
Abbott Albright Award for “Excellence in Teaching” Award – 2001, 2008, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2017.
Missouri Military Bravo Zulu Award - 2015
Missouri Military Academy 15 Year Service Award
Missouri Military Academy Teacher of the Month 2016
ISACS Self-Study Steering Committee Chair