Monday, August 4, 2014

Spring Branch ISD names new Memorial Middle School principal

Dave Parker has been named as the new principal at Memorial Middle School. He has 17 total years in education including 15 years in Spring Branch ISD as a teacher and assistant principal at two secondary schools.
Principal Parker earned his bachelor of science degree in education from Nicholls State University in Thibodeaux, La., in 1997. 

He received his master’s degree in educational administration & supervision from the University of Houston in 2008. 
After teaching two years at Thibodeaux High School in Louisiana, Mr. Parker joined the staff at Stratford High School in 2000 as an English teacher and as an assistant tennis coach. Since 2004, he’s served as an assistant principal at Memorial High School.
Among leadership qualifications, Mr. Parker completed his administrative internship at Stratford High. He was a member of the 2008 SBISD Leadership Institute and a member of the Memorial High CIT (Campus Improvement Team). He is currently a member of a cohort of SBISD educators enrolled in the Rice University Educational Entrepreneurship Program, known as REEP.
For the past five years, Principal Parker has played a key role in the district’s summer programs serving as state testing coordinator and instructional principal. For the past two summers, he’s acted as the program director for secondary summer programming in SBISD.
“I am both honored and humbled by this appointment,” Principal Parker says. “Memorial Middle School is steeped in a rich tradition of excellence, and I am thrilled to join a family of such dedicated, professional educators, along with a community that offers unparalleled support for its students.”

“I am committed not only to continuing those traditions of excellence, but also to pushing forward with new and innovative ways to ensure that our students continue to be positioned for success and excellence at the next level,” he also says.
Memorial Middle School’s entire leadership, faculty and staff are committed to working together to assure that every student is well equipped with the academic and life skills to meet the district’s goal known as Spring Branch T-2-4.
The T-2-4 goal calls for all our students to successfully complete some form of higher education after graduation – military training, technical certification, or a two-year or four-year college degree.
Principal Parker holds state certifications in Principal (Grades EC-12) and English (Grades 6-12).
In his family, Mr. Parker comes from a long line of educators and ministers. His mother retired following a 30-year education career as a teacher and assistant principal, and his father retired after a long career as a Baptist pastor.
Principal Parker is an avid sports enthusiast, and an animal lover who volunteers time at a local animal shelter. He also loves to travel.
He replaces Principal Lisa Weir, who was recently named Memorial High School’s new principal.


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