The Clark Wicks as Perry Superintendent era has officially begun.
The new superintendent officially took over for retired Superintendent Lynn Ubben on July 1st, and he’s already led his inaugural School Board meeting. Wicks felt the first meeting went very well but gave most of the credit to the Board and staff for their preparation. He said there was a lot of communication that happened even before the meeting between himself and the Board members, making sure they understood everything that needed to be discussed.
One thing both Wicks and the Board wanted to ensure was a smooth transition between superintendents. Through good communication with Ubben, Wicks feels they succeeded. “We talked about some of the accomplishments, we’ve talked about some of the things that we’re going to have to try to accomplish. And as far as when I was working with her, it was the same as far as (being) student-driven. We have to be here for kids, and those are the same thoughts that we had as we worked through that transition. It was very efficient, quick, and you know it worked out very well.”
So far, Wicks has found the atmosphere of the district and community to be overwhelmingly positive. He’s also impressed by the passion the people have for their school and city. That passion makes him excited to see where the district will go in the future, and he said he’s looking forward to helping lead it there.
To hear more from Wicks, listen to this Monday’s Perry Fareway Let’s Talk Dallas County program at RaccoonValleyRadio.com.