Mr. R. Adam Clark
I was born in St. Louis, Missouri, to Paul Clark Jr. and Elizabeth Clark. My dad was a minister of music at FBC Fenton. We then moved to Louisville, Kentucky, for him to complete his master's degree at Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. Once he finished there we moved to Wichita, Kansas, where we lived four years working at Metropolitan Baptist Church. In fifth grade, I began my membership in band playing Alto Saxophone. We soon moved to Jackson, Tennessee, and band continued while my father moved to work at FBC Jackson.
I graduated from North Side High School in Jackson, Tennessee, where Mr. Bill Watson was my band director. I went to Union University in Jackson, Tennessee, and received a Bachelor's degree in Music Education. I was under the private instruction of Dr. David McClune, as well as Dr. Ron Boud, Dr. Elizabeth Bedsole, and Dr. Ann Singleton, and consider them mentors for me in my growth as a musician, educator, and Christian. While at Union, I was vice president of my local chapter of CMENC, as well as the Vice President of the Tennessee State CMENC. I was also a member of Proclamation Vocal Ensemble, University Singers, Symphonic Band, Jazz Band, and the Student Activity Council. I was a University Ambassador, served on the student Senate as Chaplain, and was Vice President and Secretary of Lambda Chi Alpha fraternity. I was a level four graduate of the Impact Leadership program and also performed in the Future Music Teacher's honor ensemble in Washington, D.C.
Upon graduation, I took a position at Beech Elementary School for the remainder of the school year. Then I began at Knox Doss Middle School and Beech High School. The year after, I transferred to a newly created position at TW Hunter Middle School and Beech High School where I am now. My chief responsibilities include the High School Marching Band, High School Concert Band, Middle School Concert band, and the Winter Guard programs. I have traveled twice to Germany on mission trips, as well as Wales, England, France, The Netherlands, Mexico, Honduras, and the Dominican Republic. I am bilingual in Spanish and English and enjoy learning about other cultures and experiencing travel to fun places. I am also a member of the Gulf Coast Judges Association and a professional Adjudicator for the pageantry arts.
My wife, Heather Moubray Clark, grew up in Dresden, Tennessee, and is a teacher at TW Hunter Middle School. Together we have one beautiful daughter, two sons, and we attend First Baptist Church of Nashville. We live in Hendersonville with our dog, and cannot express how blessed we feel to be a part of such a great many things.