Martha Clark

Distinguished Alumna Senorita Martha Jane Clark, class of 1936 

Miss Clark was  called Senorita Clark by her Spanish students since the early 1950s.  While at Morton, Miss Clark was involved with the costume design club, a passion she learned from her mother who worked as a corset fitter at Palace Royal in Richmond.

Upon graduation from Morton in 1936, she attended college at Earlham, graduating in 1940 with a teaching degree and a BA in Spanish.

She began teaching at Richmond in 1946, replacing Anna Bradbury who had taught Spanish since 1911.  Senorita Clark received her MA in Spanish from Middlebury College in Middlebury, Vermont, in 1950.  She studied summers in Madrid, Spain.

In the summer of 1964, Senorita Clark attended Mexico City College and created several oil paintings, one of which was donated to the Richmond High School Alumni office.

She often served as sponsor of Richmond’s Y-Teens during her thirty-year teaching career.  She retired in 1976 and traveled throughout the southwestern United States, painting portraits and landscapes.

She died in Richmond January 27, 1987, at age sixty-eight.

Senorita Clark was known as a dedicated teacher who would address her former students in Spanish in public.  She was also known for her clothing style, dressing with in a colorful flair. A beloved teacher, she was honored as a Distinguished Alumna in 1989.




























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