Dr. Sharon Latten Clark named District 2 BESE Representative

Published 5:32 pm Saturday, August 26, 2023

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BATON ROUGE — Louisiana Association of Public Charter Schools (LAPCS) congratulates Dr. Sharon Latten Clark on her election to the Board of Elementary and Secondary Education (BESE)

Caroline Roemer, Executive Director, LAPCS issued this statement:

“The Louisiana Secretary of State today certified that Dr. Sharon Latten Clark, a lifelong educator from Orleans Parish, will succeed Kira Orange Jones as the BESE Representative from District 2.

“Dr. Clark is the perfect representative to follow the 12-years of strong representation provided by Ms. Orange-Jones. She provides front-line experience as a school leader who has dealt with staff, students, parents, and the community in creating accountable public education. There is no doubt that she will be a wonderful addition to BESE.

“She has a career of more than 25 years in public education and was one of the first school leaders to return to New Orleans after the devastating storms and levee failures in 2005 to lead a quality open-enrollment charter school serving students from throughout New Orleans.

“She is hard-working, forward-thinking and supportive of policies which will ensure every child in Louisiana has access to quality public schools.

“LAPCS would like to thank Kira Orange Jones for setting a high bar in the representatives that serve BESE, and we are proud that Dr. Clark will build on her legacy.”

For information about Dr. Clark, go to: https://clarkforbese.com