Valerie Clark

State Representative, District 101

Clark is a retired educator who is responsive to the needs of all her constituents. Throughout her college years, she worked with handicapped children, which strengthened her love for teaching. She became a teacher for Gwinnett County Public Schools and then principal for Duluth Middle School, Shiloh Middle School and Central Gwinnett High School.
 
In her 38 years in the field she was principal of a National School of Excellence and a State of Georgia School of Excellence. As a recipient of a Danforth Scholarship, she was an attendee of the Harvard Principals' Institute. She received the President's Awards from Phi Delta Kappa and the Georgia Middle Association for service. She was awarded a PTA Lifetime Membership and was chosen as a Georgia PTA Principal of the Year.
 
She is a graduate of the State University of New York at Plattsburgh with an M.Ed. from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and a Ph.D. in Educational Psychology from the University of Georgia. She is married to Dr. Bob Clark, a retired school administrator, and has two children.