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 endorsement; plus a master’s and specialist’s 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.My door is always open, and I always have time for a visit about our fantastic school family.  Please stop by and see the exciting happenings in the Clark Schools.Always learning~~~ Luanne

 

MaryBusiness Manager- Mary Nelson

I started as business manager with the Clark School District on June 23, 2014.  It feels great to be in the halls of my alma mater, as I am a Clark Comet graduate of 1986.  The years go by so quickly and I enjoy every minute of every day at the Clark School District. We have the best staff and students.

I live east of Clark on the farm where I grew up.  I have 3 children, Kyle, a 2005 Clark graduate, who lives in Fargo and has his own truck shop.   Amanda, a 2010 Clark graduate lives in Kirkland, Wa near Seattle with her husband Casey. She is a pharmacist at a hospital in Kirkland.  Morgan, a 2015 Clark graduate lives in Watertown, just finished college and is a staff accountant at VRS.  I also have a 3 year old grandson who makes being a grandma so worth it.

As business manager of the Clark School District, my days are filled with lots of paperwork.  I work with budget, accounts payable, account receivable, payroll and state funding along with food service financials.   In a small district, I do a little bit of everything!

Stop in and visit our district anytime!~~~Mary Nelson

 

Middle School/High School Principal- Travis Ahrens

Hello everyone!  For those of you that I have not yet met, I am the new MS/HS Principal and Activities Director for the Clark School District. I am originally from Jackson, MN where I graduated from high school in 2001. I have been married to my wife, Amanda, for the past thirteen years and we have three children, Behrett, Adilynn, and Breanna who are in 2nd, 4th, and 5th grade respectively. After graduating from South Dakota State University in 2006, I spent the last 13 years teaching high school social studies at Flandreau Public where I also coached football, wrestling, and track along with serving as Testing Coordinator and Assistant Activities Director the last two years. Last Spring, I finished my Masters in Educational Administration from SDSU and this will be my first principal position. In my spare time I enjoy various outdoor activities like hunting and fishing and I am also an avid reader. My family and I moved to town this past summer and we have come to absolutely love the community of Clark. I am excited to serve the students and families of the Clark School District by helping provide a quality educational experience. As educators, I believe we have an important purpose to help influence future generations of community members and individuals who will serve a variety of roles in our country. In preparation for the upcoming school year, our administrative team and I have been working hard to prepare for providing a traditional, in-person educational experience in the midst of a global pandemic. Working with teachers, board members, and medical professionals we are diligently preparing to provide the safest possible experience for our students this school year. This school year will likely be a unique experience, but with some grace, perseverance, and everyone working together I believe it will be an extraordinary year!~~~Travis

 

 

ElementaryColony Principal- Renae Dahl. 

Hello Clark Elementary families,  My name is Renae Dahl and I am your Elementary/Colony Principal. We just moved to Clark this past June from Rapid City, SD. I bring with me four children and they, too, are loving Clark.This is my thirteenth year in education. I have taught various grades from Kindergarten to Eighth grade.  I am well-rounded with experience and very fortunate to have a diverse educational background. My prior districts include Waverly/South Shore, Oglala Lakota County School District (formerly Shannon County), and many years at Canyon Lake Elementary in Rapid City. I was also the summer school administrator for the Rapid City Area Schools Summer School Program.

As I think about the upcoming school year, I plan to continue Clark’s tradition of academic excellence and positive school culture. Our goal is that our students know that they matter; “every child, every day”. I believe that building strong relationships with our children brings better learning opportunities.

I hope your learner is as excited about this school year as I am! We are ready to tackle this upcoming year with grace, gratitude and positive attitudes. I look forward to meeting new faces.

Best regards – Renae Dahl