Message From Our Board Chair, Thilo Henkes P'24
I am eager to share some exciting news with you about the future of Landmark School. The Landmark Board of Trustees met in early July and enthusiastically voted to accept Josh Clark as our next head of school.
It is clear that Josh possesses the right mix of character, capabilities, and experience. Josh is currently head at The Schenck School in Atlanta, which is dedicated to educating students diagnosed with dyslexia and other related language-based learning disabilities. He is also the executive director of The Dyslexia Resource at Schenck.
A robust and transparent transition process will begin in the coming weeks and continue throughout the school year. Josh will officially begin as head of Landmark School on July 1, 2022.
Josh has a proven track record as a collaborator, fundraiser, consensus builder, and an inspired leader eager to raise awareness about dyslexia and advocate for the rights of those with learning disabilities. Read more. (link is external) (link is external)
Video Greeting from Josh Clark
About Josh Clark
Josh Clark has served as head of The Schenck School in Atlanta, Ga., since 2016. Prior to this role, Josh was head at the Bodine School in Memphis, Tenn.
Josh began his career in education at Lausanne Collegiate School, an International Baccalaureate World School in Memphis, Tenn., where he served as assistant head of the Middle School and a middle and high school English teacher for seven years.
He's involved with several professional organizations and currently serves as a trustee for the Southern Association of Independent Schools and chair of International Dyslexia Association. Josh is very interested in promoting the science of reading as a vehicle for education reform and social good.
Josh and his wife, Melanie, also an educator, have two children, ages 9 and 11, and are eager to move from Atlanta to the North Shore.
From Bob Broudo, Head of Landmark School
As Landmark celebrates its 50th anniversary and looks toward the future, I feel confident and enthusiastic about our present position and the strategic actions and changes that are planned and taking place. Leading this effort will be Landmark’s new head of school, Josh Clark, who will assume the helm on July 1, 2022, and who will bring extensive expertise, enthusiasm, and energy. Josh is well prepared to usher the school and our mission into a promising new era filled with excitement and growth.
Josh, a passionate advocate for students with dyslexia and other language-based learning disabilities, will ensure that Landmark maintains and builds on its mission to help students reach—and exceed—their academic and social potential.
Josh is an experienced and trusted leader. I am looking forward to working with him through a very thoughtful leadership transition plan and ultimately passing the shining Landmark torch on, knowing that he will move our beloved school forward.
What People Say About Josh
The following quotations were excerpted from recommendations for Josh Clark presented to the search committee.
“Kids, parents and faculty all think he hangs the moon. Parents gush when they talk about him…He shows up at everything. Right on the field with them. He’s a kid magnet. They love him. He gets kids and they know it.”
“Josh is one of the first people that I think of for a job of the scale and stature of Landmark. He is a cheerleader and enthusiastic in the LD world and has incredible depth of knowledge. He is a rockstar in every way imaginable. Very strong both internally and externally…Josh is THE best young school head in the country of our kind of school.”
“He has developed a real team ethos…Now we have a cohesive trusting team. He trusts us and is trustworthy. He has taken a lot of good talent and built it into a cohesive team.”
Communication to the Community
- July: (link is external) (link is external)New head announcement
- May: (link is external) May Update on Head of School Search
- April 21: (link is external) April Update on Head of School Search
- March 9: (link is external) March Update on Head of School Search Including the Position Statement
- February 25: (link is external) February Update on Head of School Search
- January 19: Information about the search process from Thilo Henkes
- January 15: Retirement Announcement from Bob Broudo