The chairman of the Daviess County Public Schools Board of Education, who began working in Kentucky schools more than 50 years ago, has resigned.
Mike Clark began his education career in Michigan. He started teaching in Kentucky in 1963 as a chemistry teacher at Apollo High School in Daviess County. He’s also been principal at Burns Middle School and Daviess County Middle School.
Clark retired from Daviess County Public Schools in 2000 and went on to be a principal in the Owensboro Catholic schools system.
He’s been a member of the Daviess County Public Schools Board of Education since 2011, and been chairman for two years. He told the board his resignation is because he is moving out of District 1, which he was elected to represent.
Clark has also served in the Peace Corps. He was also co-founder of Dream Riders of Kentucky, where his advocacy for the disabled earned him the 2016 Volunteer of the Year Award from the Kentucky Retired Teachers Association.
The school board will meet Oct. 4 to elect an interim chairman to serve through the end of the year. The board will elect permanent officers in January.