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Art Clarke Selected as Director of Business and Finance

Art Clarke Selected as Director of Business and Finance

Art Clarke has been selected to serve as Director of Business and Finance, pending school board approval, Superintendent Susana Reyes announced.

Most recently, Art has served as Assistant Superintendent of Finance and Operations for Chimacum School District, a position he has held since 2010. Before his time as Assistant Superintendent, Art was Chimacum’s Executive Director of Business and Operations 2005-2010 and Director of Business and Accounting 1998-2005. From 1995 to 1998, Art was with Educational Service District #123 as the Controller. And Art was Assistant State Auditor with the WA State Auditor’s Office 1988-1995.

Art has a bachelor of science in Accounting from Central Washington University. He is active with the Washington Association of School Business Officers (WASBO) organization, for which he has presented training on school district budget and financial management, participated as a panelist for a session on financial analysis and stability, and was awarded the 2022 Rising Leader award.

Outside of the work day, Art enjoys riding his bike on trails in the mornings and spending time with his wife and two grown sons. Art shares, “I look forward to learning more about Shoreline School District and the local community. I hope to bring my understanding of using funding to support educational and operational programs while maintaining the long-term financial health of the district.”

“We are excited to welcome Art to the business office and to the school district community as we continue our efforts to achieve and maintain fiscal stability for Shoreline Schools,” says Superintendent Reyes. “Art’s depth of knowledge and experience in the area of school finance and budget management will be crucial assets as we carry this work forward and look to the future.”

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