NN School Board appoints new superintendent
Posted: May 9, 2018
The Newport News School Board appointed Dr. George Parker, III as superintendent of Newport News Public Schools effective July 1, 2018. Dr. Parker currently serves as the superintendent of Caroline County Public Schools in Virginia.
Dr. Parker brings a wealth of experience to Newport News Public Schools having served diverse student populations in Virginia Beach and Caroline County. He has increased access to college and career opportunities; expanded STEM education initiatives; increased student access to technology; and partnered with businesses for student internships. Under his proven leadership, Newport News Public Schools will continue to be an innovative and transformative school division.
Dr. Parker's career in education began in 1983, following a four-year career in the Navy. He served as a teacher, assistant principal, principal and assistant superintendent of secondary schools in Virginia Beach City Public Schools before being named superintendent in Caroline County in 2015. He received his bachelor of arts degree in computer science from Norfolk State University; his master of arts degree in educational leadership from Norfolk State University, and his doctor of philosophy in education leadership and policy studies from Virginia Tech.
The School Board conducted a national search to fill the superintendent position after the retirement of Dr. Ashby Kilgore. The search included 44 applicants from 32 states including 13 from Virginia.