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Board Names next High School Principal
Board Names next High School Principal
Earl Pettit
Wednesday, March 17, 2021

Following the retirement of Mat Miles, Dustin Clark of Powers, Oregon has been hired to be the next Principal for Cove High School.  From many highly qualified candidates, the stakeholder committee representing the community unanimously selected Mr. Clark.  Originally from Coos County Oregon, Dustin graduated from Powers High School in 1999 and went to Southern Oregon University where he earned a business degree in 2003.  After spending some time in the financial industry Dustin transitioned to his calling - education.  Mr. Clark taught English as a second language in South Korea for over two years then earned his Master's degree in Education from Oregon State University in 2010.  Dustin Clark brings four years of administrative experience preceded by 10 years teaching experience most recently serving as a middle school principal. 

When asked about his family and free time, Mr. Clark stated, “My wife Julia is a proud graduate and product of this outstanding district and community.  We have a two-year-old daughter named Layla and two hilarious dogs. We enjoy the outdoors, spending time with family, and are very excited for this new adventure.”  Dustin Clark followed by expressing his desire to serve the students of Cove, “I care deeply about students and supporting staff members and believe all students can learn and be successful with the appropriate guidance.  I am incredibly excited and humbled to be your principal at Cove High School and to serve this community.”

Mr. Clark is scheduled to begin at Cove High School on July 1 and has accepted a two-year initial contract.  Please join me in welcoming Dustin and Layla; and welcoming Julia back home to Cove.   ~ Superintendent Earl Pettit