An interview with New Jersey Superintendent Nathan Parker

Friday, September 27, 2013

Background / Biography

I grew up outside of Atlanta, GA, on dairy a farm and attended public school in Atlanta. I received my BA in Biology at Kenyon College, my Masters in Teaching Biology at the University of Chicago, and my Doctorate in Education from Teachers College, Columbia University in policy analysis and change. I began teaching in Dallas, GA, continued teaching in Cicero, IL, and Barrington, IL. My administrative career began in Nyack, NY, and continued as Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum and Instruction in Bedford, NY. I served as Superintendent of Schools in Upper Saddle River, NJ, for 11 years, Superintendent of Schools in Orange, NJ, for 5 years, and in my present position as Superintendent of Schools in Summit since August 2008. My wife is also an educator and served as an elementary principal for over 25 years. I have 3 children and 3 grandchildren.

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