Andy Parker

Andy Parker

Dr. Andy Parker’s passion for issues around social justice, leadership development, and serving students brought him to his current role at New Orleans College Prep. He serves as Co-CEO and Chief Schools Officer for this organization, whose mission is to prepare each of its students to enter and excel in a rigorous four-year college or university.

Prior to his role at NOCP, Andy supported a portfolio of schools in the greater New Orleans area with the Achievement Network (ANet) providing coaching, professional development, and a suite of tools that included interim assessments, an online platform of teaching resources, and reports for teachers and administrators. He has also been a high school teacher, school and district administrator, and college instructor of Educational Leadership—all along the Mississippi Gulf Coast. He earned a Ph.D. in Educational Leadership from the University of Southern Mississippi.

Andy speaks at regional conferences on issues surrounding leadership, curriculum and instruction, assessment, and student motivation. He is a motivated, enthusiastic speaker and leader—passionate about advancing equity in education and about harnessing the power of the individual to create game-changing results for students.