Rebecca A. Parks
Dr. Parks’ primary responsibilities include teaching a variety of curriculum and methods courses, collaborative instruction and assessment and child development to Early Childhood and Elementary future educators. At MU, Dr. Parks continues her research interests focused on professional learning, collaborative instruction, and new and emerging learning models in K-12 education. Previously, Dr. Parks was the the Director of Consulting and Operations at Teaching Today’s Teachers, a private education consulting firm founded in 2014. In this role, she provided leadership and research-based best practices, professional development and guidance to national and international partners in K-12 education. Dr. Parks also joined the New Learning Models team in iNACOL for several research projects designed to advance the field of K-12 online and blended learning. As a past full-time visiting professor at Elmira College, Dr. Parks taught various content courses to preservice teachers in childhood education and developed a comprehensive six-week student teaching experience in Amsterdam, Netherlands, for selected students. In addition, she has over a decade of practitioner experience at the elementary grades teaching in the brick and mortar setting. Dr. Parks holds a Ph.D. in Education with a concentration in Curriculum and Instruction from Capella University.