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About Mr. Clark

Began his St. Joe's career in 2013
Education: BA in Communication, University at Buffalo; MS in Education, St. Bonaventure University
Other roles held at St. Joe's: Co-Head Coach of Freshman Soccer, Ski Club Moderator, Kairos Adult Leader
Relevant Experience: Trainer of Suicide Safety for Teachers, Inclusive Schools and Communities: Identifying and Intervening with Microaggressions Training, Dignity for All Students Act Training, Youth Mental Health Training, and Autism Spectrum Disorder for Paraprofessionals Training
Mr. Clark enjoys being a counselor because if he can change just one young man's life like someone did for him when he was in high school, then it's all worth it. When one young man makes better choices, he will hopefully go out into the world and change someone else's life, beginning a ripple effect.
"I strive to help students focus on the importance of their academic, personal, social, emotional, and career development so they may be successful in school and prepared to lead fulfilling lives as future members of society. I care deeply about students as individuals, always placing a holistic approach to my meetings and conversations to provide the best counseling to any student regardless of his needs. My dedication comes from the idea that students deserve to feel valued. They should know they have someone who is impartial, transparent, 'real', willing to help them realize their potential by focusing on their accomplishments and successes to foster positive self-esteem. As a school counselor, I need to show them patience and understanding when they feel overwhelmed and incapable of moving forward and visualizing their happiness."
What many don't know: "I am 25 percent Japanese."