Educator | Speaker | Youth Advocate 



Dr. Marco Clark is a well-respected educator, innovator, author, public speaker, and veteran in the world of urban education.

Currently serving as the Founder and Chief Executive Officer of the Richard Wright Public Charter School for Journalism and Media Arts in Washington, D.C. In addition to his work as Founder and CEO, he is Chairman of “Man the Block”, an organization focused on providing a safe passage for students to and from school for a chance of obtaining educational excellence.

Touted by news and media as America's Toughest Principal, and the Turnaround School Specialist, Clark has developed a unique approach to reaching our school administrators, parents, and youths. He discusses social issues, graduation goals, and behavior pitfalls.  After meeting with former President Barack Obama, Clark continued his journey of focusing strongly on youth achievement within disadvantaged communities and in 2019 built a brand new RWPCS worth 2 million dollars. 

Clark continues to motivate and inspire the next "Spike Lee, and more in his school-halls and on the stage! 


Schedule me for your next professional development, convocation, student|teacher empowerment seminar


Education Advocate
Youth Empowerment Advocate
Effective Leadership Tips 
Man The Block Initiative Implementation 
Diversity and Inclusion Advocate 
School District Convocations
Graduations Speeches 
Teacher Orientations

Teacher Convocations 

Family-Youth Advocacy Seminars
MLK Celebrations & Services

Black History Month events 



media | news 

AMERICA'S Toughest Principal 

shares with the Charter Conversations community about his philosophy on successful parent and student engagement

methods of training

AMERICA'S Toughest Principal motivational methods have been proven at the highest levels of success in social justice awareness and education. Touching the lives of parents, students, top entertainers, and athletes, Clark shows no signs of slowing down.

speeches | education 

AMERICA'S Toughest Principal 

Commencement Speech at Paul Lawrence Dunbar High School

 "Graduation is not the end"