Administration

LuAnne WarrenSuperintendent- Luanne Warren

Welcome to Clark School District!   We are very fortunate to have wonderful facilities, a compassionate staff, and an involved community which continue to strive for the best education possible for our students.
Our mission is to challenge and educate each student academically and socially to prepare he/she for a productive life.  My greatest passion is to see our students develop strong character traits and work ethics plus respect for others and self.   These are keys to a successful life that will help our students reach their individual goals.
As a life-long learner and educator, I’m proud to say that I come from a long line of educators.  I have bachelor degrees in elementary education, special education, and a music minor; plus a master’s degree in school leadership/administration.  Yes, I am now working on my specialist degree, so my learning never stops.  One of my highlights in recent years is to work with second generation students.  To see former students in the parental role has been very rewarding.
I live in Clark with my husband, Larry, who was also a former teacher.  We have two grown sons, Michael, a banker in Pierre and Eric, who is in construction in Clark.  Of course, I can’t forget to mention the ‘baby’ of the family, Baxter, our golden lab, and yes, he runs the entire clan.
My door is always open, and I always have time for a visit about school.  Please stop by and see the exciting happenings in the Clark Schools.
Always learning~~~ Luanne

 

Principal- Jerry Hartley

I received my bachelor’s degree from Northern State University; my master’s degree from South Dakota State University and my specialist degree from the University of Sioux Falls.

I started my career in education at Waverly High School teaching social studies and coaching basketball and track.  Six years later I moved nine miles north and taught and coached at South Shore High School.   For the past fifteen years, fourteen of those years as principal, I have worked for the Clark School District, my alma mater.

I have enjoyed my years as an administrator in Clark.  At times it has been very challenging, but overall it has been a lot of fun.   The day to day interaction I’ve had with staff, students, parents, and community have helped me realize how important these interactions are to student success.  I am very proud of the strong relationships formed between these stakeholders and how much they care about the students in our district.

My wife Robin and I live in Clark.  We have four children; My son Christopher works for SDN Communications in Sioux Falls, twin sons (Braxton and Cooper) and a daughter Taylor.- Jerry Hartley

 

MaryBusiness Manager- Mary Nelson

I started as business manager with the Clark School District on June 23, 2014.  It feels great to be back in the halls of my alma mater, a Clark Comet graduate of 1986.  For the last 15 years, I have worked as business office manager at the Golden Living Center.  School accounting is much different than working with health care business, so I have a lot to learn.

My husband, Jeff and I live east of Clark on the farm where I grew up.  We have 3 children, Kyle, a 2005 Clark graduate, who lives in Fargo and is a diesel mechanic at Butler Cat.  Amanda, a 2010 Clark graduate is finishing her last 2 years of pharmacy school in Sioux Falls and just recently married Casey Janisch. Morgan will be starting her senior year and will be a Clark graduate in 2015.

I am very excited for the upcoming school year to begin and to meet the staff, students and parents of the Clark School District.Mary Nelson