Dr. Clark Burke, Superintendent
On September 15, 2020, the MUSD Board of Education unanimously approved the Tentative Agreement for a new three-year (2021-2024) successor contract reflective of the direction of the Board's vision and mission for the Superintendent.
"We would like to take the opportunity to collectively thank Dr. Burke for leading the staff of this District with student learning at the center of all decision making. His leadership during these trying times continues to reflect his years of experience in education. His congenial attitude, his warmth, and his regard for others is clear in his open-door philosophy. As well, it goes without saying his continued commitment as a Field Grade Officer in the United States army demonstrates his willingness to always put his country, the people of this country, the students of this country above himself. Thank you for your ongoing commitment to our community and to our children - Bob Wallace, MUSD Board of Education President, 9/15/2020
Dr. Burke in collaboration with the governing Board of Education has provided a clear and supported vision for the Manteca Unified School District.
Every student works to achieve grade level standards, feels safe and is supported to realize individual success.
Ensuring the articulation of that vision throughout all levels of the organization and the community is of foremost importance.
Through smart actions and decisions, MUSD will work together using meaningful, measurable and aligned data for all students to achieve mastery of grade level standards in all subjects based on their unique educational pathway in a safe environment inclusive of design, security and climate.
Students and student learning is at the center of decision making. Dr. Burke has mobilized all aspects of the District to support individual students and their learning of grade level standards.
Dr. Burke is a product of the University of California and the California State University school systems. Having attended UC Santa Cruz, UC Davis, and CSU Sacramento, Dr. Burke earned a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology, a Master’s Degree in Education, and a Doctorate in Educational Leadership. Prior to serving the Manteca Unified School District as the Superintendent, Dr. Burke was the Deputy Superintendent. Prior to that, he was the Director of Human Resources in the Eureka Union School District in Granite Bay, CA., an Elementary School Principal in the Elk Grove Unified School District in Wilton, CA., a High School Vice Principal in the Antioch Unified School District in Antioch, CA., and a Middle School Science Teacher in the Woodland Joint Unified School District in Woodland, CA.
“My leadership philosophy involves the empowerment of all stakeholders through professional development; to be responsible for themselves and the duties they are assigned,” said Dr. Clark Burke. “I encourage innovative and original thinking, while maintaining state, district, and school standards. I believe in quality public education for all students and employees alike. My door is always open for a hot cup of coffee and professional conversation.”
In addition to his leadership experience in education, Dr. Burke is a Field Grade United States Army Officer. His bio includes, but not limited to three different Company Commands, Battalion and Brigade Staff Officer, Deployments in support of Operation Iraqi, Enduring Freedom experience and Korean Defense, and a military education through the completion of Command and General Staff College.
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