Quality Education for All
Cathy Parker is a highly respected educator who has the depth and breadth of educational experience needed to support school districts, represent and promote Tuolumne County's interests at the regional, state, and federal level, and provide learning opportunities for all. Since 1997, Cathy has served in education, starting as a science teacher at Curtis Creek School. Cathy received her administrative services credential and started first with the San Joaquin County Office of Education, then returned to Tuolumne County, where she currently serves as the County Superintendent of the Tuolumne County Superintendent of Schools Office. With almost 25 years of teaching and administrative experience, she is the most qualified for this position.
Provided Budgetary and Local Control Accountability Plan technical assistance and oversight for 11 school districts and 1 charter school.
Created a unique and successful Alternative Education school program utilizing strategies and resources to create a positive learning environment for at-risk students while garnering WASC Accreditation for all High School programs.
Successfully implemented and coordinated over $10 million in competitive grant programs including a recently received 4-year Mental Health Services Grant, three STEM Grants, an Adult Education Block Grant, Homeless & Foster Youth Services grants, and many more.
Developed partnerships with diverse organizations to collaborate efficiently including the Tuolumne County Public Health, Sheriff, Probation, Social Services, Health, and Behavioral Health Departments. Other partners also include University of California, California State University, the Yosemite Community College District, Workforce Investment Board, California Department of Education, and Regional County Schools Offices.
Provided strong local, regional and statewide leadership for public and private schools throughout the COVID-19 pandemic by:
Next Term Priorites
- Continuing to support all students, including adult learners, seeking traditional and alternative pathways to complete high school.
- Expanding mental health services access at school sites and reducing the impacts of adverse childhood experiences that impede students' ability to learn and achieve.
- Increasing the options for all students to include Career Technical Education (CTE); Visual and Performing Arts; and Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) in their coursework.
- Preparing the readiness for our youngest children, so they have the skills to enjoy and succeed in school.