Alison Clark

Livingston Youth & Community Services
Title: LYCS Leader Teacher
Alison Clark

Education & Experience
Alison Clark graduated from Upsala College in 1967 with a double major in English and Elementary Education, student taught in Roseland and landed a job there. She graduated with a Masters in the Art of Teaching from Seton Hall University in 1971. She taught Integrated Language Arts and was Science Teacher for grades 4 to 6 in Roseland for 41 years.

Alison has had anti-drug and anti-bullying training, both of which were incorporated into her science teaching. She initiated numerous programs including school newspaper, book writing and rocketry. After school, she taught private violin and piano lessons. She was president of the teacher’s association and representative for county and state associations. She also had the honor of being selected for Teachers Who Make a Difference in Essex County and in Who’s Who Among American Teachers.

While in college, she worked as an archery instructor for Livingston’s Recreation Department. Exercise has always been important to her, so she became a step aerobics instructor at the West Essex YMCA for ten years. She played violin in the Livingston Symphony for 4 years and presently is a member of the Masterwork Chorus.

Personal Life

Alison took the Dale Carnegie Course, married the instructor, John Clark, together raised 6 children, has 15 very dear grandchildren, and recently became a great-grandmother! Alison is now retired but sharing her love of teaching as Supervisor of Student Teachers for Seton Hall University. She looks on the LYCS Leadership program as an opportunity to encourage children to think and come up with creative ideas that help them to develop as thoughtful and successful future leaders. 

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