Head of School Anne R. Clark was the founding Academic Dean of Boston Arts Academy and in her tenure has served as a Humanities teacher, Curriculum Coordinator, Special Education Coordinator, Director of Professional Development, and Associate Headmaster. A Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Harvard/Radcliffe College and a Mellon Foundation Fellow for the Humanities, she holds her Master’s in English and American Literature and is A.B.D in secondary literary theory and instruction, both from the English and Composition Studies program at the University of Wisconsin at Madison. She is currently pursuing her Doctorate of Education at Boston College.
Ms. Clark has been recognized locally and nationally for her teaching and educational leadership, including being named a finalist for the Massachusetts Teacher of the Year in 2007 and receiving the distinguished Milken Family Foundation National Educator Award in 2008. She has been a presenter at national conferences for the Institute for Student Achievement Leadership Network, High Schools of the Future, and the Coalition of Essential Schools. She has provided professional development for teachers on differentiated instruction and literacy as an education consultant to the Newton Public Schools and to the Somerville Public Schools. Ms. Clark’s published writing focuses on her passion for arts and academics integration and the transformative power of the arts.
Prior to BAA, Ms. Clark taught writing, cultural studies, and literature at the University of Wisconsin at Madison and worked with the Boston Plan for Excellence and the Boston Annenberg Challenge during a critical period in the education reform movement, focusing on high school curriculum design, school organization, and professional development.
A flautist and a pianist, Ms. Clark brings to Boston Arts Academy a deep love of jazz, especially the jazz of her hometown Kansas City.