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Phone: 817-563-8600


Degrees and Certifications:

Bachelor of Arts | Psychology, University of Houston - Clear Lake M. Ed. | Educational Administration, Texas Christian University M. Ed. | Special Education, University of Texas - Tyler

Phone: 817-563-8600



Ms. Cari Clark

Thank you for visiting our website!  It is my pleasure to return as Principal of R.F. Patterson Elementary. I previously served here for six wonderful years before becoming the Principal at James A. Arthur Intermediate.  We have so many wonderful programs and activities for students to feel successful as they learn and grow.  The teachers and staff at R.F. Patterson work above and beyond to reach every student with their expertise in education. 

My experience in education is in the field of Special Education. For the first nine years of my career, I taught various courses in the Special Education Department at Martin High School in Arlington. From there, I served as the Assistant Principal at Mary Moore Elementary in Arlington.  I have one son, Andrew, who is a 2018 Kennedale High School graduate and attends Jacksonville University in Florida. 

My goal is for every student at R.F. Patterson to grow academically and learn great new things each year.  The individual progress of each student allows the student body to excel to new levels of success. 







Ms. Rachael Parker

Rachael Parker attended Texas Christian University for her undergraduate degree and The University of Texas at Tyler for her Master’s degree in Educational leadership.  Ms. Parker had been in Kennedale for 7 years. She started off teaching at the High School and this will be her second year at R.F. Patterson elementary school.  It's a great day to be alive and a Wildcat!