Dr. Linda L. Clark was appointed to the Idaho State Board of Education in 2015. She is a career educator who has completed her 43rd year as an Idaho educator, and retired after her 11th year as the Superintendent of Schools in West Ada School District, the largest and most rapidly growing district in Idaho (36,600 students). Prior to becoming superintendent, Dr. Clark was Director of Student Achievement for the West Ada (formerly Meridian) 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 has most recently been recognized by EdWeek as one of 16 national Leaders to Learn From (2015). She has also received several awards for her work in expanding professional-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, the Family Medicine Residency of Idaho, and the Treasure Valley Community Board of St. Luke’s Regional Medical Center. She is currently serving on the Governor’s Workforce Council and as chairman of its Youth Council.