Welcome to Clark Elementary - our community school, where each student is challenged to be personally accountable for behavior and is required to contribute to productive learning experiences in the classroom. Clark promotes high standards and achievement for all students recognizing individual student potential, personal learning, and cultural experiences.
We are the home of the Clark Cowboys!
Roy Clark Elementary, built in 1977 and dedicated in 1978, was named for the native Oklahoma musician and entertainer, Roy Clark. In 2011, Clark was named a National Community School! Clark also received a 2008 Oklahoma Academic Achievement Award from the State Department of Education.
Roy Clark Elementary School
3656 S. 103rd E. Ave.
Tulsa, Oklahoma 74146-2441
Office Hours: 7:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
School Hours - Monday-Thursday: 7:50 a.m. to 2:35 p.m. / Friday: 8:15 a.m. to 2:35 p.m.
Main Phone: (918) 357-4332
Fax: (918) 357-8599
Student Safety HelpLine - 918-461-HELP (4357)
Principal Theresa Kiger
Clark was named a National Community School, one of only three in the country to be honored by the National Coalition for Community Schools in Washington, D.C. in 2011. In May, 2012, Prinicpal Theresa Kiger was a featured speaker for the national program, highlighting the accomplishments of Clark - which has become a national role model. See video / See story here.
Community schools provide a web of support and resources to improve the academic, emotional, physical and social development of its students.
At Clark, the results have been staggering. Absenteeism has dropped to near zero. Reading and math scores have risen dramatically. And the school has increased its parent-teacher conference participation to 100 percent.
"We have seen enormous gains in student achievement because we're looking at each individual child," Kiger said.
Picture: Clark Elementary School was recognized nationally at the end of June in Washington as a National Community School! Pictured left to right above are Anne Bryant, Executive Director, National School Boards Associationl; Theresa Kiger, principal of Roy Clark Elementary; Harriet Patterson, Community Schools coordinator, TASCI and Union Public Schools; and Martin J. Blank , President of the Institute for Educational Leadership, Director, Coalition for Community Schools.
Clark participates in the Tulsa Area Community Schools Initiative (TACSI). The community school’s philosophy supports school personnel, parents, neighbors and community partners working together so our children can participate in a strong instructional program by living and learning in safe and supportive environments.
Core components of a community school are: (Component Chart)
Early Childhood Care and Development
Clark was the first school in Union to pilot the program and the success has lead to an expansion of the program throughout the district. Clark’s health clinic is available to all students and families regardless of their source of income.
Find out how to access medical services at Roy Clark: click here.
Mental Health/ Social Services
Family/ Community Engagement
Theresa Kiger is a true Redskin! She attended Union Public Schools kindergarten through 12th grade. She attained her college education from Northeastern State University in Tahlequah. Her bachelor’s degree is in elementary education with an emphasis in early childhood and a master’s degree in educational leadership.
Her teaching career began at Grove Elementary in a first grade classroom. In 1996, she piloted the district’s multiage class for first and second graders. In 2000, she received a national educator award for excellence in teaching, the Milken Educator Award. Kiger began as assistant principal of Clark Elementary in 2001. In 2002, she became principal of Roy Clark Elementary. In 2008, Kiger received the “You Make a Difference” Award from Family and Children Services Roy Clark Elementary received fourth place in the AAA Most-Improved Academic Award by the Oklahoma State Department of Education for 2007. Kiger was principal of Clark Elementary, when it was named as one of only three schools in the nation to be recognized in Washington, D.C., for the National Community Schools Award in 2011.
Heather Federline was named administrative intern for Clark Elementary School in the summer of 2012. Federline was previously a teacher at Boevers Elementary for the previous 10 years, and has more than 12 years of experience as an early childhood teacher. She taught two years in Noel, Mo.
During her tenure at Boevers, she has taught pre-kindergarten, kindergarten and first grade. She was named Boevers Teacher of the Year in 2002-2003. She received her bachelor’s degree in education and her master’s degree in early childhood education from Northeaster State University.
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