Lindsey Parker

Associate Director of Professional Development

lparker@niet.org

Lindsey Parker supports implementation of NIET practices through her work as a member of NIET’s professional learning team. In addition to ensuring existing services and materials are representative of current research and partner needs, Lindsey works with colleagues to develop innovative training and support materials for implementation across multiple projects.

Complimenting her work with the professional learning team, Lindsey continues to serve as a thought partner for colleagues and state, district, and school leaders focused on increasing educator effectiveness and student achievement through implementation of NIET practices.

During her tenure with NIET, Lindsey has leveraged her extensive knowledge of NIET practices, curriculum, and instruction to coach and support leaders at all levels to strengthen weekly professional development meetings for school leaders and classroom teachers tied to overall student achievement goals, providing regular and meaningful feedback to partners that help move schools and districts forward.

Lindsey joined NIET in 2017 following six years as a TAP master teacher in the DeSoto Parish School System. Lindsey also served as a teacher leader advisor for the Louisiana Department of Education where she created English language arts guidebooks and trained educators statewide.

Lindsey received a Milken Educator Award in 2014. She holds a bachelor of science in elementary education from Centenary College of Louisiana and a master of education in educational leadership from the University of Louisiana Monroe.

 Lindsey  Parker

Why are you passionate about working at NIET? 

Educators at all levels need support from like-minded professionals who are invested in their success, someone to coach them through their impact on student achievement in order to make adjustments, be innovative and think "outside the box." My work at NIET allows me to work with educators at many levels and help them celebrate success all along the way.

What do you do in your free time?

I believe that I am only as strong as my support system, so I spend my free time with family, friends and colleagues that help me grow, inspire me and cheer me on as I do the same with them. We travel together, run together, watch lots of little league baseball together and mostly laugh together as we support one another along the way.

Who is your favorite teacher?

As a fourth-generation educator from a family of a multitude of teachers including both of my parents, my grandmother, and eight aunts and uncles, it stands to reason that my favorite teacher is my mom who, in addition to teaching me middle school English language arts, taught me what I needed to know about life. Later, when we were both serving as TAP master teachers at nearby schools, she also taught me what I needed to know to help me grow into the educational leader that I am today.