Longtime CLAS Employee Starr Wilson Set to Retire on December 31, 2021

The CLAS staff honored Starr Wilson with a retirement party at the CLAS office in Montgomery.
Dec 17, 2021 by Alyssa Godfrey, CLAS Director of Communications & Technology

MONTGOMERY, ALA., DEC. 17, 2021:  Starr Wilson has announced her retirement effective December 31, 2021. Starr has 30 years of service in numerous roles to CLAS and its affiliates. Though officially retiring at the end of 2021, Wilson will continue in a part-time role serving as the membership coordinator for CLAS.



Wilson’s primary roles involve processing membership, coordinating exhibits for CLAS and affiliate events, and bookkeeping/accounts receivables or CLAS and certain affiliate organizations. During her tenure with CLAS, she has worked with 5 different executive directors and filled many roles within the association.

Though Wilson plans to continue to work for CLAS part-time, she intends to spend more time with her family including her grandson, read, and travel. Wilson enjoys visiting small towns in Alabama with friends, tasting the local delicacies, and contributing to their local economies by shopping.

Wilson has been an essential member of the CLAS staff. The CLAS Board of Directors, affiliate associations, and staff wish her the best of luck in her retirement and look forward to working with her again in her new part-time role.

“After 30 years at CLAS, Starr Wilson has decided to retire. Starr has been an integral part of CLAS and has worked in many different areas to help CLAS members grow and prosper. CLAS would not be where it is today without her great work. Thankfully, Starr will continue to work with us on a part-time basis,” says CLAS Executive Director Dr. Vic Wilson. “Congratulations to Starr on her well-deserved retirement and we wish her good luck on all her future endeavors.”

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If you would like to contact Starr Wilson to congratulate her on her retirement or to propose a small town to visit, please contact her at

About CLAS: CLAS, the Council for Leaders in Alabama Schools was founded in 1969 by a small group of school leaders to provide targeted professional learning and support for Alabama’s public school administrators.  CLAS now serves twelve affiliates representing each type of public school/school system leader.  CLAS provides the framework to connect dedicated school administrators and other successful leaders with a network for professional growth and support.  CLAS is the premier professional learning provider for administrators in public schools in the state of Alabama.