About Clark Elementary School

About Clark Elementary School

A historic campus in the heart of the Belmont neighborhood

CLK DSC_0015Located in the vibrant Belmont neighborhood, Clark Elementary is one of the oldest schools in Charlottesville. It serves students from preschool through fourth grade. With a mascot of a bee, Clark School embraces the “take cares”:

  • We Take Care Of Ourselves
  • We Take Care Of Each Other
  • We Take Care Of This Place

These “take cares” will follow our bees as they leave the hive and continue their education at Walker.

CLK IMG_6181At Clark, we work to actively engage students in their learning. We do many things to build a positive community through activities such as monthly school-wide meetings. During these morning meetings students and staff recognize student achievements, share projects, and celebrate accomplishments. In addition to this, we are a PBIS school. This includes the “take cares,” as well as “UnBEElievables.” UnBEElievable Bees are a way that we recognize the positive contributions of our students on a daily basis throughout the school. We also have Strive Time where class communities develop a goal for the week and work, together, towards improvement through reflection. We also use the Zones of Regulation, in addition to other SEL practices, to support our students’ social and emotional needs. This year, we are beginning to consider how we use Restorative Practices to support our students. Like all Charlottesville elementary schools, Clark has a beautiful City Schoolyard Garden that serves as an outdoor classroom. The school meets the needs of all its students. All Charlottesville City Schools have a strong commitment to the arts, embrace new technologies, and partner with area nonprofits and businesses to provide opportunities for our students.

History of Clark Elementary

Clark Elementary was built in 1931, making it one of the most established schools in Charlottesville.  The school is named for George Rogers Clark.

Meet Your Administrators

Dr. Anna Isley, acting principal, has worked at Charlottesville City Schools since 2007. She has served as principal and assistant principal at Clark, instructional coach at Greenbrier, and a teacher at Burnley-Moran Elementary. She has earned four degrees from the University of Virginia and has received a number of grants supporting arts, technology, and innovation.

Juanita Eddy has served as an assistant principal or teacher at Clark School since 2011. Prior to that, she taught for 11 years in other divisions in Virginia. A graduate of Albemarle High School, she received her undergraduate degree from James Madison University, and continued to graduate school at Mary Baldwin College.  She has completed additional graduate coursework through the University of Virginia.