Dr. Parks has taught ancient civilizations to 7th graders for nearly 30 years. He is a National Board Certified Teacher, and NBPTS mentor, and member of the National Teacher's Hall of Fame.
The Law of Teaching Triangulation: "If the teacher loves the subject, and the students the subject is taught to, the students will be drawn to love the subject."
"National Teachers Hall of Fame"; 2009 USA Today All-American Teacher Team; 2007-08 USA Today All-American Teacher Team: honorable mention, 2002-03 State Finalist: Kentucky Teacher of the Year, 2000-01 Ashland Oil Teacher Achievement Golden Apple Award, 2000-01 Teacher of the Year, Kentucky Council for Social Studies, 1999-2000 "Top Ten Teacher in Kentucky" Award, sponsored by Ashland Oil, 1988
Also has an earned Th.D from Trinity Theological Seminary in Newburgh, IN. Regular speaker at the NMSA & NCSS national conferences, as well as the Arkansas NBPTS conference, Searcy, Arkansas
Author of numerous books, including: 'Teacher Under Construction” Weekly Reader Press (Handbook for new middle school teachers) 'So, You Want to Become a National Board Certified Teacher?Weekly Reader Press 'So, You Want to Become a National Board Certified Teacher: Workbook & Evidence Manual' Weekly Reader Press 'So, You Want to Become a National Board Certified Teacher: Workbook & Evidence Manual: New Revised QR-coded Edition!'' Weekly Reader Press 'Help! My Child is Starting Middle School!' Weekly Reader Press 'Mentoring the NBPTS Candidate' Weekly Reader Press "God, Help Me Pray!" Weekly Reader Press "With Joseph in the University of Adversity" Weekly Reader Press "Dragons, Grasshoppers & Frogs!"--A commentary on the Book of Revelation for teens & newbies Weekly Reader Press