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!