Fri10242014

Schools

LASD hires new assistant superintendent

The Los Altos School District hired Edsel Clark, Ed.D., as assistant superintendent of curriculum and instruction, effective Tuesday.

Clark replaces Nancy Davis, who retired at the end of the school year.

“We are pleased to select Dr. Clark from among a very talented pool of applicants,” said Tammy Logan, president of the district board of trustees. “He has an impressive track record of sustaining, developing and implementing programs along with a demonstrated ability to collaborate and innovate. Dr. Clark will bring even greater opportunities to our already thriving schools and students.”

Clark has worked in the education field for nearly 15 years, including stints as director of secondary education, assistant superintendent for teaching and learning, assistant principal for operations and curriculum and instruction, mathematics department chairman and mathematics teacher.

He earned a doctorate in educational leadership from Aurora University, a master’s in educational leadership from Benedictine University and a bachelor’s in math education from the University of Illinois at Chicago.

“The Los Altos School District is a nationally recognized leader in education,” Clark said. “It is an honor to join the leadership of such a high-performing school district. In bringing my experiences, skills and leadership to this school district, I look to strengthen an already powerful team and continue to ensure outstanding learning experiences for students.”

Clark thanked district Superintendent Jeff Baier for giving him the opportunity to serve.

“My goal is to meet the high standards of the district and maintain the strong academic performance that allows us to provide so many great programs for our students,” he said. “I am joining a district with amazing students and staff, and this is obviously a community that supports and values the stellar education LASD provides.”

Clark and his wife, Christine, recently relocated to the South Bay along with their three daughters.

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