Dr. Linda L. Clark was appointed to the Idaho State Board of Education in 2015. She is a career educator who completed 43 years as an Idaho educator, and retired after more than 11 years as the Superintendent of Schools in West Ada School District, the largest and most rapidly growing district in Idaho. Prior to becoming superintendent, Dr. Clark was Director of Student Achievement for the West Ada School District, first principal of Joplin Elementary in the West Ada District, and a teacher and intern principal in the Boise Public School District.
Dr. Clark has been widely recognized for her innovative leadership and was the first recipient of the Concordia University Leadership in Action Award (2013), recipient of the 2014 Education Excellence in Leadership Award from the Education Research and Development Institute (ERDI), and recognized by EdWeek as one of 16 national Leaders to Learn From (2015). She has also received several awards for her work in expanding career-technical education and digital instruction.
Dr. Clark has a B.A. from Boise State University, an M.Ed. from the University of Idaho, and an Ed.D. from the University of San Francisco. Dr. Clark currently serves as a board member for several organizations, including Capital Educators Federal Credit Union and the Family Medicine Residency of Idaho. She served on the K-12 Education Task Force; as co-chair of the Higher Education Task Force; and is currently serving on the Governor’s Workforce Council.