SPRINGFIELD, NJ - Matthew A. Clarke, the secretary and business administrator (BA) of the Springfield Board of Education has been named President of the New Jersey Association of School Business Officials (NJASBO) for the 2018-2019 school year.

The New Jersey Association of School Business Officials (NJASBO) is a professional association that comprises individuals who administer or supervise a variety of operations within the school district, including accounting, budgeting, data processing, environmental issues, food service management, maintenance, negotiations, payroll, purchasing and transportation.

After graduating from Lycoming College with a Bachelor of Arts, Clarke started his school administration career with the Scotch Plains-Fanwood School District in 1993, as the Assistant BA, and by 1997, he had become the Business Administrator/Board Secretary for the district.  He then went on to work as the Assistant Superintendent for Finance and Business Operations for the Owensboro Public Schools in Kentucky in 1999, before joining Springfield in 2002.

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Along with his time on the school board, Clarke also has experience in private industry.  He worked in the private sector for five years as a Mortgage Service Representative and an Assistant Vice President at Haven Savings Bank.

During his time serving as a trustee for NJASBO, Clarke has been a member of numerous committees in the organization, including the Legislative Network, Technology, Specifications & Purchasing and Budget/Finance committees.  Clarke is a previous recipient of NJASBO’s Above & Beyond Award.

Clarke has held several leadership positions at the county level with the Union County Association of School Business Officials, including two terms each as Secretary, Vice President and President; he also is a member of ASBO International.

At the NJASBO’s annual conference, Clarke said, ““When I joined NJASBO so many years ago, that’s when I really grew as a BA. I learned that we all have issues, similar in each of our districts, and NJASBO was a resource that could help me grow exponentially.”

For more information about the organization, visit www.njasbo.com.