2007 Nassau BOCES Education Partner Award Honoree

Dr. Constance R. Clark

Dr. Constance R. Clark

Westbury Union Free School District

Dr. Constance R. Clark’s “can-do” attitude resonates throughout the Westbury Union Free School District where she serves as superintendent. Her approach to all matters concerning the students in this district always equates to positive and measurable results. For example, the district has witnessed significant improvements in test scores as well as the overall work ethic of students since Dr. Clark has been on board.

Dr. Clark came to her current position with many years of educational experience. She’s served as deputy superintendent, assistant superintendent, principal and teacher for the District of Columbia Public Schools and as director for the College Board Upward Bound Program. Her positions within the realm of higher education include Adjunct Professor at George Washington University, Educational Leadership Department; C.W. Post, Long Island University School of Education and New Rochelle College.

Long recognized as an advocate for students, Dr. Clark brings to her current position a global point of view having examined the curricula used in the United Kingdom and Russia, and evaluated the National Blue Ribbon School of Excellence Program. Dr. Clark’s national experiences also extend to her serving on numerous committees. She chaired the American Association of School Administrators Women’s Committee and the School Equity and Achievement Committee for the Nassau County Council of School Superintendents. In addition, she’s served on the Commissioner’s Advisory Council and has been appointed to the National Superintendent’s Roundtable. Dr. Clark is currently President of the Nassau County Council of Superintendents.

She’s been a consultant, speaker and presenter at national conferences and co-presenter at London University with Dr. James Comer, founder of the Comer School Development Model at Yale University. Dr. Clark has also received the U.S. Department of Education School of Excellence Award as well as the Outstanding Principal Award for Educational Leadership. A few of her most recent awards include Educator of the Year from Phi Delta Kappa International at Hofstra University and a Superintendent’s Award from the National Council of Negro Women, Inc. Dr. Clark was also a member of the 2004 class of the Long Island Top 50 Women by Long Island Business News.