A native Floridian, Dr. Robert D. “Bob” Parks grew up in Key West, Florida. He attended Belmont Abbey College in North Carolina where he received a Bachelor of Arts Degree in History. He obtained his Master of Education and Bachelor of Business Degrees seven years later from Florida Atlantic University. In 1995, Dr. Parks received his doctoral degree in Education Leadership from the University of Miami. He was a member of the School Board of Broward County, Florida from 1986-2010 and provided leadership as the Chairperson three times during the twenty-four years of his tenure on the School Board of Broward County. Dr. Parks is a former Program Professor in the Graduate Teacher Education Program at Nova Southeastern University in Ft. Lauderdale; a former Associate Professor at Florida Atlantic University in the Department of Educational Leadership in the College of Education and developed and served as Director of the Teaching and Leadership Center at Florida Atlantic University.
Prior to becoming a School Board Member, Dr. Parks taught in the Broward County School System for 17 years; first at Pompano Beach High School, then at Boyd Anderson High School.
Authority Term: 9/17/2015-9/17/2019