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Stephen Parker (CA '90)


At the time of the Award, Stephen Parker was:

Joaquin Miller Intermediate School
San Jose, CA

Biographical Information

Before becoming principal at Miller Junior High School in San Jose, Steve Parker was recognized for his successful programs as principal at Cupertino Junior High School. He was responsible for developing the district's only junior high Newcomer's Center, which assists foreign-born students who need special support and language instruction. A vigorous advocate of education reform, Mr. Parker played an essential role in implementing a curriculum plan that has become a model for the Cupertino Union School District. This plan incorporated many improvements including interdisciplinary team teaching, increased communication with parents, and grouping students in heterogeneous clusters. Now at Miller, Mr. Parker looks for ways to reward students for hard work and success.

Additional Information


1966 Montclair State University, B.S.