Dr. Brent Clark was named Executive Director of IASA in 2006, and heads up the statewide association that represents more than 1,750 active and retired superintendentsand school administrators. During his tenure at IASA, Dr. Clark has been instrumental in:
* Designing and implementing a post-doctoral program for superintendents; Creating a professional development department to train school administrators in effective instructional management and leadership methodologies.
* Creating a communications office to assist superintendents with crisis communications and public relations.
* Developing an interactive relationship with legislative and government leaders.
Dr. Clark also is an adjunct professor at Southern Illinois University, where he teaches graduate level courses to school administrators pursuing their superintendent’s certification. He received his Bachelor’s of Arts in Chemistry from Olivet Nazarene University, and both his Master’s of Science in Educational Administration and his Ph.D. from Southern Illinois University.
Prior to becoming the Executive Director of IASA, Dr. Clark was a teacher and principal before becoming a superintendent in the Thompsonville, Benton and Belleville school districts.
“Everything we do and every decision we make should be based on what is best for students," Dr. Clark says about IASA. "That’s what keeps IASA focused on the right issues and on the right side of issues.”