Degrees and Certifications:

Mr. J. Aaron Clark

Mr. Clark has been the assistant principal at Saluda Trail Middle since 2019 and will be stepping into his new role as principal at Mount Gallant Elementary School.  While at STMS, Mr. Clark served as the RHSVA Liaison, Instructional Technology Committee Chair, District Scheduling Committee member, District Re-entry Committee member, STMS SIC member, and Athletic Re-entry Committee member.  

He has served as a general education teacher at Madisonville North Hopkins High School and the Social Studies department chair, while teaching AP US History, US History, Civics, and Geography.  He led professional development, monitored implementation, and cultivated effectiveness in the areas of data-driven instruction and standards-based grading and tracking student progress.

During his time as chair, Social Studies department EOC scores increased each year from 2011-2015.  In 2015, he moved into the position of assistant principal at Madisonville North Hopkins High School where the school achieved School of Distinction (top 10%) status in state accountability.  In 2017, he served as the principal of Hanson Elementary School which led the district in state accountability after his second year with a four-star rating.  

Mr. Clark holds a Bachelor of Arts in History from the University of Southern Indiana, a Master of Arts in History from Eastern Kentucky University, and a Master of Arts in Education Administration from Murray State University