Executive Director Bio

Dr. Shaunette Parker, Executive Director

Dr. Shaunette Parker is an experienced classroom teacher and has worked with non-profit community-based organizations for more than 15 years.

As the High School to College Coordinator for the Alternative High School Initiative (AHSI), she worked with a diverse group of over 200 schools to help career and college counselors increase their capacity to prepare, matriculate, track and support student’s post-high school plans and success. In addition to creating and leading workshops and professional development opportunities, she researched and tested best practices in college and career counseling and the power of experiential learning. As the Director of Mission and Strategic Coaching for the Public Charter School Alliance of South Carolina, Dr. Parker supported the growth and development of charter schools through professional development services for school leaders and teachers.

She is passionate about supporting dedicated educators, as they provide engaging learning experiences both in and out of the classroom.

Dr. Parker holds a Bachelor’s of Arts in Telecommunications from Indiana University, a Master’s of Science in Community Psychology from Martin University, and a Doctorate of Philosophy in Educational Psychology from Walden University. A native of Indiana who now resides in Aiken, she is also a published children’s book author, wife and mother of six.