Hamilton Clark Installation Ceremony
Posted 09/04/2013 10:30AM

Clark: "I'm thrilled to be part of this dynamic Community"

On Friday, September 20th The American Community School at Beirut began an exciting new chapter in the school’s history with the installation of its 23rd Head of School, Hamilton Clark. Alumni, parents, faculty, staff, students, trustees and local dignitaries gathered to celebrate the start of Mr. Clark’s tenure at ACS.

Read the complete text of Hamilton Clark’s installation remarks by clicking here.

Nina Joukowsky Köprülü ’79, President of the Board of Trustees, welcomed Mr. Clark to ACS and introduced him to the larger community while setting the direction for this new chapter of ACS history.

Read the complete text of Mrs. Nina Joukowsky Köprülü ’79 welcome address by clicking here.

Read the speech by Mrs. Salwa Siniora Baasiri, Vice President of ACS Board of Trustees, by clicking here.

Mr. Clark is a distinguished American educator whose reputation has been one of building strong school community, creating strategic plans, and re-building an entire US school for 1200 students. His wife, Ceci Clark, also an educator, a former teacher and administrator in American independent schools, joins him in Beirut.

Mr. Clark begins his tenure as Head of School at ACS following in the path of two admired former leaders of ACS, Mrs. Catherine Carlin Bashshur and Dr. George Damon.




Founded in 1905, ACS empowers students to solve problems with creativity and integrity, to lead well-balanced lives, and to serve Lebanon and the world community with understanding and compassion.

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