Cleopatra Sirnic Clifford

Cleopatra Sirnic Clifford

Born and raised in Pennsylvania Cleopatra now resides in Rootstown , Ohio.

Cleopatra has worked for the Akron Public Schools for 25 years and  currently teaches 2nd grade.

Upon moving to Ohio, I walked, did aerobics, and ran for short distances, then I meet a group at the Canal Square YMCA and the story starts there. I have never forgotten my first, uninterrupted mile at the YMCA.  My first run was a 5k through Glendale Cemetery.  I am someone that enjoys and understands the importance of exercising.  I do like a solo run, or bike, but I also like a running buddy, or ” buddies”  for accountability and friendship.

I have done races  in the past with my girls in running strollers and I loved it.  ( I like to think that is part of the reason for their sportsmanship and wanting to be healthy and have fun.)

I have run quite a bit of 5ks, some 10ks, my fair share of half marathons and 2 marathons. I would like to run another full marathon in the fall of 2021. I have done indoor and outdoor triathlons.


My students ask what my hobbies are ;  I tell them cleaning, working out , dancing, reading and watching a good movie. I hope they find balance as I try to do!