Shawn Clark is the President of IINII, with offices located in Cambridge, Massachusetts, and Palo Alto, California. Dr. Clark earned his doctoral degree education from Arizona State University. Shawn focused his Doctoral research on creating culturally responsive and trauma-informed learning environments for Indigenous youth. Shawn is certified as proficient in knowledge and observational application of the Danielson Framework for Teaching Evaluation Instrument and as a certified trainer by the International Institute of Restorative Practices. 


Dr. Clark served as an innovative and successful building level administrator and an engaging master English as a Second Language (ESL) classroom teacher. Shawn’s invaluable firsthand school improvement implementation experience and approach have drastically improved students and staff literacy. In his last administrative position, he directed the successful implementation of a rigorous school improvement initiative. 


Dr. Clark specializes in effective teaching and learning systems. Shawn is regarded as a school turnaround expert, having designed a unique instructional framework model. Dr. Clark has developed and delivered research-based, data-driven literacy plans proven to reinvent the academic programs and school culture at all levels of learning. 


Shawn consults in other areas, including school board strategy development, design, and implementation; administrator mentoring; instructional rounds; literacy plan development; data-based decision-making; professional development design and delivery; Common-Core alignment; Danielson Observation Rubric induction; multi-tiered systems of support; standards-based instruction; student voice application; school culture audits; family and community engagement. Dr. Clark also serves as an adjunct professor in education and new teacher induction programs, as well as mentoring new and experienced administrators while providing as a mentor for progressive school boards.