2001 DAA Recipient
Margaret M. Clark
"You’ve gotten your education here and you need to give back to the community in some way."
Margaret M. Clark was born in New Orleans, Louisiana on October 18, 1910. She moved to Brownsville with her parents when she was five years old. A product of the Brownsville public schools, she graduated from Brownsville High School in 1927.
In high school, Clark was active in Interscholastic League Literacy Contests, Advertising Manager of the Yearbook, and a member of the Pep Squad. Clark’s future husband, Kenneth, was a member of the same high school graduating class and was a letterman in track and football.
Following her high school graduation, Clark attended the University of Texas at Austin. In 1931, she graduated from Texas State College for Women, now Texas Women’s University with a Bachelor of Science degree in physical education.
In 1931, Clark began her career as a teacher with the Brownsville public schools as a third grade teacher. During her years as a teacher, she taught kindergarten, first, third grade and eighth grade History and English, in addition to Physical Education.