CLARK, NJ - The Clark Public School District welcomed Mark Harley into the role of Content Area STEAM Supervisor recently. Harley will also serve as the District’s Anti-Bullying Coordinator.
“We are excited to have Mark here in Clark with us. He comes with strong experience in creating programs and this experience will be of immense value as we look to enhance our STEAM offerings at the middle and high schools,” stated Superintendent Edward Grande.
Prior to joining the district, Harley worked as a physics and engineering teacher in the South Orange-Maplewood and Ramapo-Indian Hills Regional High School districts since 2009. In those roles, Harley has continually enriched the curricula to include more technology, such as computer programming, 3D printers, and robotics.
“I’m thankful to the Board of Education, Mr. Grande, Mrs. Feeley, and Mr. Delmonaco for providing me with this great opportunity. I’m looking forward to working with the great teachers at Clark Schools while improving and integrating the STEAM programs for grades 6-12,” said Harley.
According to school officials, some of Harley’s most notable accomplishments include serving as eleventh grade lead teacher, participating in the school’s 1:1 laptop initiative and honors engineering program, updating science and engineering curricula to match the Next Generation Science Standards, and organizing a Professional Learning Community for his colleagues to utilize 3D printers in the classroom.
Harley graduated with a BS in physics/secondary education from the University of Maryland in 2007 and completed his MA in Educational Leadership from Montclair State University in 2015.