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MDUSD Board extends Superintendent Dr. Adam Clark’s contract after a positive evaluation

Dr. Adam Clark
Theresa Brandt

The Mt. Diablo Unified School District is pleased to announce that the Governing Board has extended Superintendent Dr. Adam Clark's employment contract for three more years after he received a positive evaluation.

The Board unanimously approved the new contract on June 26th. It extends from July 1, 2024 - June 30, 2027 and includes a 7% salary increase instead of the 9% raise that District employees are receiving on July 1st.

Board President Erin McFerrin announced that the Board gave Dr. Clark a positive evaluation during its Closed Session. "We commend Dr. Clark on his excellent leadership, focus on students, commitment to systems-level lasting improvements and unifying our educators and staff to take action around our equity goals," McFerrin said. "Dr Clark, we’re very grateful to have you here and for your leadership." Board Member Cherise Khaund thanked Dr. Clark for his leadership and added, "we're excited to have you continue on with us."

Dr. Clark was originally appointed Superintendent of MDUSD effective July 12, 2020 for a three-year term. In 2021, the Board extended his contract through June 30, 2024. Then in 2022, the Board extended it through June 30, 2025. His new contract adds two years to his previous extension.

"I'm honored to serve the students and staff and community of Mt. Diablo Unified," Dr. Clark said. "I believe that it's been a successful four years so far and I look forward to the years to come."

Dr. Clark was named as a "2022 Superintendent to Watch" by the National School Public Relations Association (NSPRA) and is currently President of the California Association of African American Administrators and Superintendents Association (CAAASA). 

He began his education career in 1994 as an elementary teacher in the West Contra Costa Unified school district. From there, he transitioned to school leadership in Contra Costa County, serving as a middle school vice principal, elementary school principal, middle school principal, and high school principal. He then moved into district office roles, serving as the Assistant Superintendent of Administrative Student Services in the Liberty Union High School District and as the Associate Superintendent of Educational Services in Antioch Unified. Before being appointed to lead Mt. Diablo Unified in 2020, Dr. Clark served as superintendent for three years in the Vallejo City Unified School District.

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