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Bethel Educator/Coach Named New Leader At St. Mark School

Scott Clough, left, the new principal at St. Mark School in Stratford, shakes  hands with his predecessor, Donna Wuhrer, who retired from the position after three years as school leader.
Scott Clough, left, the new principal at St. Mark School in Stratford, shakes hands with his predecessor, Donna Wuhrer, who retired from the position after three years as school leader. Photo Credit: Contributed

STRATFORD, Conn. — A new administrator has taken the reins at St. Mark School in Stratford as Scott Clough because the new principal, effective July 1.

Clough replaces Donna Wuhrer, who retired from the position after three years.

Clough, the unanimous first choice of the principal search committee, toured Stratford’s “Blue Ribbon School of Excellence.”

“I am excited and honored to have been selected as the new principal of St. Mark School. St. Mark School has a proud legacy of academic excellence, spiritual and moral development and service to the community. I look forward to getting to know the students, parents, faculty and staff that make up this wonderful community,” Clough said.

Clough is also active in youth sports in his community, serving as JV Coach and Varsity Assistant Coach for the Bethel High’s Girls Basketball Team.

He is married and lives in Bethel. He has a 3 1/2 year old son and he and his wife are expecting another child in November.

Clough worked as a teacher for just over 10 years at The Ursuline School, a 6th to 12th grade private Catholic college preparatory school in New Rochelle, N.Y. During his time there, he held several key leadership positions and focused on teacher and course development and instructional improvement.

Most recently, Clough served as chairman of the Social Studies Department and 12th grade Advanced Placement Macroeconomics Teacher. Clough is credited for designing and developing the first-ever AP Economic class at Ursuline.

In a recent letter to parents, Superintendent of Schools Steven Cheeseman announced the appointment.

“Mr. Clough brings with him a tremendous amount of energy and enthusiasm as well as an understanding of curriculum, 21st-century learning, and the effective use of technology to improve instruction. I am confident that he can lead St. Mark School to a new level of excellence and that his experiences will help to ensure that when students graduate St. Mark School, they will be well prepared for high school,” said Cheeseman, father of a seventh-grader at St. Mark School.

St. Mark School in Stratford is now enrolling PreK through Grade 8 for the 2017-18 academic year. For more information, call 203.375.4291 or visit www.stmarkschool.org .

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