Paul Clifton is a media arts and technology teacher at McGlone Academy in Denver, Colorado. Mr. Clifton has over 10 years of experience working in schools as a family liaison, apprentice teacher, classroom teacher and senior team lead. He is currently developing a media arts center and makerspace called "The Confluence" that will serve community members in Denver's Montbello neighborhood. The Confluence, in partnership with Youth Empowerment Broadcasting Organization (YEBO), aims to bring local artists into the school to help youth and community members develop their artistic passions and write their own narratives through community storytelling. Mr. Clifton earned a bachelor’s degree in elementary education from the University of Northern Colorado – Center for Urban Education.