Clint Hull, a longtime board member of the Pottsville School District, was recently recognized as the recipient of the Dr. Daniel L. Pilkinton Award during the Arkansas School Boards Association’s 2017 Annual Conference in December. Since 1993, ASBA has honored outstanding individuals who have made significant contributions to public education with this prestigious award.
Hull was nominated by the Pottsville Superintendent Larry Dugger and district school board members. According to the nomination team, Clint Hull is a true community leader and has been a stabilizing force for the Pottsville School District. Through both good and bad times, his contributions to education have exceeded beyond the call of duty. The Pottsville School District celebrates 100 years of education this school year, and Mr. Clint Hull has served as a board member in the district for 37 of those years.
During tenure as a board member, the Pottsville district’s student enrollment has increased from 400 students to over 1700, and as a result, multiple buildings have been constructed to accommodate student growth and enrich extracurricular culture. Hull was also a major influence in the district’s decision to supply every student with an electronic device.
Hull has served numerous terms as president of the Pottsville School Board; served as an ASBA regional director; served on numerous ASBA Boards, including Workers’ Comp, state and national committees; and also served as an ASBA president. He participates in ASBA’s New Board Member Institute annually because he understands the importance of mentoring new members and guiding them in educating our youth.
Hull’s positive attitude, compassion for student learning, and overall leadership skills have not only created an imprint on the history of his district, but also on the Pottsville School District’s future.
When asked to describe this year’s recipient, ASBA Executive Director Dr. Tony Prothro said, “Clint Hull is a veteran board member who encompasses a wealth of experience and knowledge. However, the characteristic of Clint Hull that shines above all others is his unwavering integrity. Clint Hull exhibits the ethics and integrity in word and action that we can only hope the next generation will embrace and emulate. His commitment, enthusiasm, and compassion for his school district and students has reaped huge benefits for the community of Pottsville.”