Joshua Parker is the 2012 Maryland Teacher of the Year. He serves the students and teachers of Paul Laurence Dunbar Senior High School (Washington, D.C. Public Schools) as an Instructional Coach.
Mr. Parker is a career changer, having started off as a sports producer for Fox 45 of Baltimore before beginning his career in education. In the decade that followed, Mr. Parker has held various leadership positions from K-12 and higher education.
Most recently, he completed a fellowship to Brazil as a Pearson Global Fellow in 2013. Mr. Parker is the first African-American male educator from Baltimore County to win the state award and keeps a blog on education and society at www.jpmusings83.blogspot.com.
Josh lives in Owings Mills, Maryland, with his wife, Tiffany and two children, Laila and Joshua.