Author Dr. Joyce H. Clark Retired Chicago Public Schools educator Joyce H. Clark

The Discovery Reflective Journal Series: Empowering Sister-Girls to help save Black girls. She has more than 40 years of experience in the field of education in the areas of teaching, counseling, and administration in public schools, post secondary education and educational management consulting to local, state and national agencies.

Recognized for her research in factors that influence the identity development and self-concept of youth of African descent, she has initiated and facilitated innovative programs including INROADS, High School Health Clinics, Teen Moms: Pregnancy Intervention Programs and Seminars, Sister~Friend Intergenerational Mentorship Program.

Dr. Clark is a founder and past national president of The Association for Multicultural Counseling and Development - a Division of The American Counseling Association. She is also a member of the National Council of African Women (South Africa), Vivian G. Harsh Society, Association for

The Study of Classical African Civilizations, National Council of Negro Women, National Association of Pupil Services Administrators, Chicago Prairie Tennis Club (Retired Director, Junior Development Program) and South Shore Ladies Golf League.
With more than 40 years at the Chicago Public Schools as a teacher, counselor, guidance coordinator, Director of Guidance and Counseling, Administrator of Pupil Services of Counselors, Social Workers, Psychologists and Attendance Officers, she has been an Adjunct Professor at Loyola University and served as Co-director of The Intergenerational Mentorship Program, The University of Illinois Extension Program. She is president of EmCo Educational Management and Consulting LLC. In Dr. Clark's efforts to research factors that influence the identity development and self-concept of youth of African ancestry, she has traveled to Ghana, Senegal, South Africa, Zimbabwe, Egypt, Brazil, Mexico, Panama, Caribbean Islands and Puerto Rico.