Emily Parks is currently the Superintendent of the Westwood Public Schools. With 20 years of experience in education as a classroom teacher, assistant principal, principal, and central office administrator, Emily brings to her work a deep understanding of the challenging conversations and work that must occur to help all students be successful.
At Teachers 21, Emily consults on school leadership, school culture, program evaluation, supervision and evaluation, classroom management, and the Common Core. She is an instructor in the Leadership Licensure Program, working with aspiring principals around instructional leadership, and co-leads Teacher 21’s New Principal Institute. Additionally, she coaches school leaders and conducts sounding board/problem-solving sessions for school leadership teams.
Emily has instructed undergraduate and graduate students in the MIT/Wellesley STEP program and at the Harvard Graduate School of Education. She is currently an adjunct professor at Boston University working with undergraduates in the teacher preparation program. In addition, she serves on the Board of Directors of MASCD.
Emily earned her undergraduate degree at Harvard College and an Ed.M in Administration, Planning, and Social Policy at the Harvard Graduate School of Education where she was a Pforzheimer Fellow. She lives in Somerville with her husband and son.