EDUCATIONAL MEETING - Sondra Gibbs, FIS assistant principal, had the opportunity to visit with Ron Clark during the 21st Century Community Learning Centers Multi-State Conference in Louisville. Clark, who is one of Gibbs' heroes in education, was a keynote speaker on the first day of the conference. Clark has been called "America's Educator." In 2000, he was named Disney's American Teacher of the Year. He is a New York Times bestselling author whose book, "The Essential 55," has sold over 1 million copies and has been published in 25 different countries. Oprah Winfrey named Clark as her first "Phenomenal Man." Clark founded The Ron Clark Academy, housed in a renovated red brick warehouse located in southeast Atlanta, Georgia, and accommodates fifth through eighth grade students. Clark had planned to build the school for 10 years before construction began. The academy was established on June 25, 2007. Classes began for students on September 4, 2007.