Sandra Walker-Parker is a New Orleans native and has been an educator in Georgia and Louisiana for over 20 years, with the latter 16 years being spent in NIET schools. Sandra has displayed transitions through the multiple career paths propelled by NIET, serving as career teacher, master teacher, executive master teacher, executive director of curriculum and instruction, assistant principal, and principal.
Walker-Parker graduated from Louisiana State University with post-baccalaureate degrees from Xavier University, University of Holy Cross, and Northcentral University. Additional travel and studies around the country in best leadership and school practices has further equipped her to contribute to high-quality learning environments. As a turnaround leader, she has co-led and strategized six transformational schools, including removals from Louisiana’s failing schools’ list.