L-Way teacher marks 43 years
September 13, 2012 3:52PM
The Lincoln-Way High School District 210 Board of Education recently honored Chuck Stark for his 43 years of service. Pictured (from left) are Superintendent. Lawrence A. Wyllie, Stark and school board president Arvid Johnson. | Supplied Photo
Updated: October 17, 2012 6:02AM
The Lincoln-Way High School District 210 Board recognized Charles R. Stark for his 43 years of service to the district in a ceremony before a recent board meeting at Lincoln-Way Central High School.
Stark began his career in 1969 as the choral director for Lincoln-Way High School, a position he retained for 22 years. His first musical in 1969 was “Where’s Charley,” and his last musical was “My Fair Lady” in 1991.
Stark helped create both the Singing Knights and the Madrigal Singers. He also served as the music department chair, attendance officer and the coordinator of the Performing Arts Centers at all four high schools
Stark has served as artistic director of the Lincoln-Way Area Choral since 1995 and has volunteered in the Lincoln-Way community. Stark has a dedication plaque on the wall of the entrance to each of the four Lincoln-Way schools.
“Chuck has given so much to music and to Lincoln-Way his entire career,” Supt. Lawrence A. Wyllie said. “His love of music is a gift he continues to give to all the Lincoln-Way community in a number of ways. We wanted to say, ‘Thank you’ for all he has contributed to Lincoln-Way.”