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Valerie; her husband, Bob; and two sons, Pearson and Barrett.

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Valerie volunteering at her church's community festival.

About Valerie

Dr. Valerie Clark is a retired educator who will listen to you and serve as your voice in the Georgia House of Representatives, just as she did from 2010- 2016. She is a mom, was a teacher in Gwinnett County and then principal for Duluth Middle School, Shiloh Middle School, and Central Gwinnett High School. In her thirty-eight years in the field she was principal of a National School of Excellence and a State of Georgia School of Excellence. As a recipient of a Danforth Scholarship, she was a graduate of the Harvard Principals' Institute. Valerie received the President's Awards from Phi Delta Kappa and the Georgia Middle School Association for service. She was awarded a PTA Lifetime Membership and was chosen as a Georgia PTA Principal of the Year. Valerie is a graduate of the State University of New York at Plattsburgh with an M.Ed. from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and a Ph.D. from the University of Georgia. She is the author of legislation to help and protect people of all ages. The death of Emani Moss spurred her to work with Board members of Child and Family Services. Because of this, Valerie was selected for membership on the Governor's committee on child protection. She chaired a committee that helped people with Alzheimer's disease age in place for as long as possible. Valerie will look out for you and protect your rights. Her work to keep students and others from drug abuse earned her the honor of the Johnson & Johnson Legislator of the Year. She also authored a bill to increase the number of students receiving the HOPE Scholarship. Her favorite authored bills are those suggested by people in her district. Valerie is married to Dr. Bob Clark, a retired school administrator, and has two children, Pearson and Barrett. Both children are recent graduates of UGA.

Valerie's past Committee Assignments

  • Transportation, Vice-Chairman
  • Appropriations
  • Education
  • Health
  • Human Relations & Aging

Valerie also worked in the Lake Lanier Caucus whose main legislative focus was on water conservation.