Allowing Students to Take Control | April Clark | TEDxWilsonPark
Allowing Students to Take Control | April Clark | TEDxWilsonPark TEDx Talks
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 Published On Oct 10, 2018

Video from TEDxWilsonPark in Florence, AL on Sept. 8, 2018 More at

An unlikely partnership between a teacher and a rock star sparked an innovative movement to shake up the classroom. It's time we ditch the textbooks, lectures and multiple choices tests and develop new leaders in education. April Clark is the co-founder of Reach and Teach, an innovative,
educational program that allows high school students to gain industry experience while exploring various career paths and building
self-confidence. The birth of Reach and Teach stemmed from an unlikely partnership between herself and a rock star, both of which share a passion and desire to impact the lives of young people struggling to find their way in life.

Beginning her professional career in the business industry, April Clark holds a Bachelor’s degree in Accounting and industry experience in marketing, sales and business administration. Unable to fulfill her calling in the burrows of an office building, Clark returned to the University of North Alabama to obtain a Master’s degree in Secondary Education, with a focus on business and marketing. Clark’s current role as a Commerce and Information Technology Instructor at Colbert County High School gives her the platform to provide opportunities and guidance for students to find their passion and purpose in this journey we call life.

Raising her two children with her husband, David to love the Lord and smile every day is her greatest blessing. Each day is a choice and she chooses happy as often as possible. This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at

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