Charlotte Observer is reporting that Ann Clark has been appointed Superintendent of Charlotte Mecklenburg schools through 2016. Clark had been serving as acting Superintendent in the wake of Heath Morrison’s rapid departure in late 2014, after questions arose concerning misconduct allegations and claims about a ‘culture of fear‘ in CMS schools.
About halfway down the first section of the article, there’s this little note about her retiring in after this term:
Clark said she now plans to retire from CMS in July 2016, when the new superintendent is expected to take over. She then plans to take a position with an organization focused on children and education.
I asked the author of the piece, Andrew Dunn, if he was able to get any more information on that ‘organization focused on children’ and he responded:
@LadyLiberty1885 No. Couldn’t get any details on where she was looking.
— Andrew Dunn (@andrew_dunn) January 28, 2015
Of note, Ann Clark is a member of the Common Core Academic Standards Review Commission.