Rebecca A. Parker

Becky Parker serves as a Project Lead for Learning, School Leadership and Professional Development and Senior Project Manager for state and federally funded projects. At The Ohio State University, she has worked for over 22 years in multiple roles related to teacher education, professional development for teachers and administrators, curriculum development, educator leadership development, and the use of technology tools. Parker has contributed ideas and writing expertise to many grant opportunities, resulting in over $21 million dollars being awarded to the institution.

With 30+ years in Career and Technical Education (CTE) at the local, state, and national levels, Parker served as Assistant Director of the Professional Development Academy for the National Dissemination Center for CTE, and played a key role in the development and implementation of the National Leadership Institute.

Prior to coming to The Ohio State University, Parker taught secondary early childhood education at a Career Center, and mentored and coached new CTE teachers in Ohio’s alternative licensure program. She received a bachelor’s degree in Vocational Family & Consumer Sciences Education and a Master’s degree in Vocational Technical Studies, both from The Ohio State University.

Research Interests

  • Assessment
  • Bilingual, Multilingual, and Multicultural Education
  • Curriculum and Instruction
    • Assessing learner needs
    • Curriculum development
    • Instructional plans
    • Instructional strategies
    • Program development
  • Early Childhood Education and Teaching
  • Educational/Instructional Technology
  • Secondary Education and Teaching
  • Teacher Education
    • Creating learning environments
    • Intervention strategies
    • Special needs populations
  • Teacher Education Policy and Leadership
  • Teaching English as a Second or Foreign Language/ESL Language Instructor
  • Vocational Education
    • Career technical education
    • Programs of study
    • Workforce needs assessment
  • Workforce Development and Education