Dr. Ryan Clark is the Director of the Notre Dame ACE Academies.
Prior to being named the director, Clark served as Coordinator of Partnerships and Team Development, where he was tasked with the continuous improvement of the schools' academic achievement by creating and implementing a data-driven, focused, and coherent program of professional formation for principals and teachers.
Clark served as faculty of supervision and instruction for the ACE Teaching Fellows program from 2006-2010 where he taught courses and supervised teacher formation. He has been teaching and working in K-12 and higher education for almost 20 years as a classroom teacher, administrator, and researcher.
Clark began his teaching career in Baltimore and then went on to teach in Montgomery as a member of the 3rd cohort of the ACE Teaching Fellows. He then spent several years as a middle school teacher in Portland before completing his Ph.D in Educational Policy at the University of Oregon.