Commencement

 

Congratulations, Concord Academy Class of 2022!

Concord Academy’s Commencement Ceremony

Friday, June 3, 2022 – 10:00 a.m. EDT

Academy Garden

2022 Commencement Speaker: Trelane Clark

The class of 2022 Commencement speaker will be Trelane Clark ’92, P’22.

Clark has been serving students and teachers in the field of education for 25 years and is currently principal at Edgar A. Hooks Elementary School in Chelsea, Mass. Her professional mission is to inspire educators to teach from the heart, model resilience, lead with integrity, value relationships, and ensure equity for students, families, and educators. Just as we do at CA, she believes that building relationships and making connections with students and adults is central to the work of educators. 

Born and raised in Boston, Clark credits her ability to model this relational approach to her own teachers and educational experiences—in elementary school, where her dream of becoming a school administrator first took shape, and at CA, where as a student she stepped into a number of leadership experiences. After graduating from Concord Academy, Clark earned a bachelor’s degree in Spanish and African American studies and a master of arts in teaching elementary education, both from Simmons College. She embarked on her teaching career in the Boston Public Schools and has since served students in public, private, urban, and suburban settings in Virginia, D.C., and Boston and its surrounding areas. After matriculating from the University of Massachusetts, Boston, with a certificate of advanced graduate studies in educational administration, Clark served as an assistant principal for nine years before assuming her current role. She has presented workshops at local and regional conferences for educators throughout her career, including Massachusetts ASCD, Massachusetts School Administrators Association (MSAA), and the Leading Equity Center. She was also a contributing author to the anthology Women Who Lead Featuring School Principals Vol. 2.  

Clark serves as the national vice president for Black Women Education Leaders, Inc., a nonprofit dedicated to advancing the accomplishments and supporting Black women in educational leadership. In recent years, she has also contributed in many valuable ways on the Alumnae/i Steering Committee as a co-chair of the Alumnae/i Community and Equity Committee. She enjoys spending time with her two children, family, and friends and stays grounded by faith, positivity, family, books, music, writing, and laughter.

Baccalaureate Reception and Centennial Commencement Event Details

Baccalaureate Reception and Performance

Thursday, June 2 | 6:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m. EDT

Seniors, members of their family, faculty, and staff are invited to attend a reception outside the Chapel beginning at 6:30 p.m. The Baccalaureate Performance will be held in the Chapel beginning promptly at 7:30 p.m. To accommodate all guests in the Chapel, we ask that each senior limit their guests to three for the performance. Seniors will have reserved seating in the Chapel, and do not count as a guest. 

Attire: Appropriate dress includes “CA formal attire” which is a coat/blazer, tie, dress shirt, blouse, skirt, dress, slacks. You should not wear jeans.

Centennial Commencement

Friday, June 3 | 10:00 – 11:30 a.m. EDT

Commencement will be held on Academy Garden on Friday, June 3 at 10:00 a.m. A reception with light refreshments will follow immediately after the ceremony on the Quad (11:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m.). A ticket is not required for the ceremony and there is open seating. First come first served seating opens at 8:15 a.m.

A live stream of the ceremony will be available on this page.

Attire: Seniors should choose clothing from a light and/or pastel color palette, white, khaki, or navy blue. Good taste and common sense should prevail. Whatever is worn should be appropriate for a formal ceremony in front of family and friends. Please keep the covenant of common trust in mind as you select your attire for these events. If you have any questions, please connect with a senior class advisor or the Student Life Office.

    Photography

    A professional photographer will photograph of each student receiving a diploma. We will follow up after Commencement with information on accessing these photos.

      Parking & Seating Accomodation

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      (This page was last updated on May 19, 2022)