Known to many as “America’s Educator,” Ron Clark is the 2000 Disney American Teacher of the Year, a two-time New York Times best-selling author, the subject of a television movie, and founder of The Ron Clark Academy. Clark is regularly featured on network and cable television (The Today Show, CNN, etc.) and was dubbed by Oprah Winfrey as her first “Phenomenal Man.” In 2003, he released the New York Times best-selling book The Essential 55, and since then he has written three best-selling books on education. Clark’s newest book, Move Your Bus, offers a new approach to accelerating success in work and life.

Clark pioneered innovative projects in rural North Carolina working with minority students in a low-wealth area. His highly effective programs garnered national attention and led to a White House invitation to be honored by the president of the United States. In 2006, Clark founded The Ron Clark Academy, an inner-city school serving students from across metro Atlanta. The privately funded institution is unique for its innovative teaching methods and curriculum based on worldwide travel. Teachers from around the world visit the Academy to observe the innovative and out-of-the-box methods for achieving student success.

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