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Welcome to Clark Elementary - our community school, where each student is challenged to be personally accountable for behavior and is required to contribute to productive learning experiences in the classroom.  Clark promotes high standards and achievement for all students recognizing individual student potential, personal learning, and cultural experiences.

We are the home of the Clark Cowboys!

Roy Clark Elementary, built in 1977 and dedicated in 1978, was named for the native Oklahoma musician and entertainer, Roy Clark. In 2011, Clark was named a National Community School! Clark also received a 2008 Oklahoma Academic Achievement Award from the State Department of Education.

Roy Clark Elementary School
3656 S. 103rd E. Ave.
Tulsa, Oklahoma 74146-2441

Office Hours: 7:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
School Hours - Monday-Thursday: 7:50 a.m. to 3:05 p.m. / Friday: 8:15 a.m. to 3:05 p.m.

Main Phone: 918-357-4332
Fax: 918-357-8599

Principal Theresa Kiger

Administrative Intern Heather Federline
Community Schools Coordinator Kulsum Siddiqui
Counselor Teresa Besses 918-357-8577
Contact School Nurse

Union Schools
1-855-4ALERT1, ext. 1221




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Clark was named a National Community School, one of only three in the country to be honored by the National Coalition for Community Schools in Washington, D.C. in 2011. In May, 2012, Prinicpal Theresa Kiger was a featured speaker for the national program, highlighting the accomplishments of Clark - which has become a national role model. See video / See story here.

Community schools provide a web of support and resources to improve the academic, emotional, physical and social development of its students.

At Clark, the results have been staggering. Absenteeism has dropped to near zero. Reading and math scores have risen dramatically. And the school has increased its parent-teacher conference participation to 100 percent.

"We have seen enormous gains in student achievement because we're looking at each individual child," Kiger said. Union Schools

Community Schools

Clark participates in the Tulsa Area Community Schools Initiative (TACSI). The community school’s philosophy supports school personnel, parents, neighbors and community partners working together so our children can participate in a strong instructional program by living and learning in safe and supportive environments.

Core components of a community school are: (Component Chart)

  • Early childhood care and development
  • Health / health education
  • Mental health / social services
  • Family / community engagement
  • Youth development / out-of-school time
  • Neighborhood development
  • Life-long learning

Early Childhood Care and Development

Union Schools Health and Health Education

Clark was the first school in Union to pilot the program and the success has lead to an expansion of the program throughout the district.  Clark’s health clinic is available to all students and families regardless of their source of income.

Find out how to access medical services at Roy Clark: click here.

  • School Nurse, RN daily 
  • Tulsa Health Department- Comprehensive site for All About Kids
  • Ocean Dental- screenings twice a year
  • Breakfast in a Bag
  • Prevent Blindness Screenings
  • Physical Education assessments
  • Asthma Screenings and classes
  • Adult health classes: Yoga, Zumba

Union SchoolsMental Health/ Social Services

  • Full Time Counselor
  • Safe Schools
  • Family and Children’s Services- two therapists on site
  • Boy Scouts “Learning for Life” Program
  • Wrap Around Services
  • School Psychologist
  • Student Assistance Team-SAT
  • Back Pack 4 Kids  
  • Summer Feeding Program
  • Operation School Bell
  • Union PTA Klothes Kloset

Family/ Community Engagement

  • Community Nights
  • Community Cookouts
  • Parade of Homes-August
  • Night of Family Learning (NFL)
  • Parent-Teacher Conferences
  • Early Childhood Readiness Classes
  • Bingo Nights

Youth Development/Out-of-School-Time

  • GO Club-YMCA
  • Before/After School Tutoring
  • Summer School/Summer Camp
  • Junior Achievement
  • Guitar Club
  • Piano Lab
  • Sparkeltones
  • Adopt A Dad-Southeast Rotarians
  • Northeastern State University tutoring for literacy

Union SchoolsNeighborhood Development

  • Urban Design Studio
  • Neighborhood Cookouts
  • Walking School Bus-Safe Routes to Schools

Life-Long Learning

  • Community Education Deptartment, Adult English Language Learners and GED classes
  • Health Education Programs
  • Night of Family Learning twice a year
  • Family Life Classes with Family and Children Services
  • Hispanic Parent Meetings Monthly
  • Adult computer classes

Principal Biographies

Theresa KigerTheresa Kiger is a true Redskin! She attended Union Public Schools kindergarten through 12th grade. She attained her college education from Northeastern State University in Tahlequah. Her bachelor’s degree is in elementary education with an emphasis in early childhood and a master’s degree in educational leadership. 

Her teaching career began at Grove Elementary in a first grade classroom.  In 1996, she piloted the district’s multiage class for first and second graders.  In 2000, she received a national educator award for excellence in teaching, the Milken Educator Award.  Kiger began as assistant principal of Clark Elementary in 2001.  In 2002, she became principal of Roy Clark Elementary.  In 2008, Kiger received the “You Make a Difference” Award from Family and Children Services Roy Clark Elementary received fourth place in the AAA Most-Improved Academic Award by the Oklahoma State Department of Education for 2007. Kiger was principal of Clark Elementary, when it was named as one of only three schools in the nation to be recognized in Washington, D.C., for the National Community Schools Award in 2011. 

Heather Federline Heather Federline

was named administrative intern for Clark Elementary School in the summer of 2012. Federline was previously a teacher at Boevers Elementary for the past 13 years, and has more than 15 years of experience as an early childhood teacher. 

Federline started her teacingr career as a second grade teacher in Noel, Mo., where she worked for two years.  She joined Union in the summer of 1999 after marrying a Union alumni and moving to Tulsa. During her tenure at Boevers, she has taught pre-kindergarten, kindergarten and first grade.  She was named Boevers Teacher of the Year in 2002-2003. 

She received her bachelor’s degree in education, master’s degree in early childhood education and her elementary principal certification from Northeastern State University.