Interim Head of School Dr. Charles F. Clark

July 30, 2015

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A graduate of St. Lawrence University and the University of Delaware — where he received his Doctor of Education — Charlie Clark brings 45 years of independent school experience to La Lumiere School as our Interim Head of School for the 2015-2016 academic year. He has served for 30 years as the Head of School at a range of education institutions from startups to established, traditional to progressive, small to large, and elementary to high school boarding, all across the country. He also has a proven track record of success in annual fundraising, capital campaigns, growing student bodies, creating strategic plans, and developing thriving communities.

Charlie shares La Lumiere’s embrace of “Character, Scholarship, and Faith” and believes strongly in La Lumiere’s efforts to have students learn by engaging with their teachers and each other. He considers student-centered learning to be the height of providing a quality education. His warmth and firm, yet gentle, temperament help him connect with teachers, students, and parents alike. He is excited to be a part of and enhance a faith-based community built on high achievement and character virtues. His interactive and collaborative style lends itself to understanding and supporting the needs of teachers and students, while advancing the overall interests of the La Lumiere community.

Charlie is happily married to Gail Clark (also a lifelong educator) who lives and works in St. Louis. The Clarks have three grown children and nine grandchildren. He enjoys golf and exercise, gardening, reading and writing, and looks forward to following Lakers interscholastic sporting events.

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