Dr. George Parker, III


Superintendent of Newport News Public Schools


The Newport News School Board appointed Dr. George Parker, III as superintendent of Newport News Public Schools effective July 1, 2018. Dr. Parker previously served as the superintendent of Caroline County Public Schools in Virginia.

Dr. Parker brings a wealth of experience to Newport News Public Schools having served diverse student populations in Virginia Beach and Caroline County. He has increased access to college and career opportunities; expanded STEM education initiatives; increased student access to technology; and partnered with businesses for student internships. Under his proven leadership, Newport News Public Schools will continue to be an innovative and transformative school division.

Dr. Parker's career in education began in 1993, following a four-year career in the Navy. He served as a teacher, assistant principal, principal and assistant superintendent of secondary schools in Virginia Beach City Public Schools before being named superintendent in Caroline County in 2015. He received his bachelor of arts degree in computer science from Norfolk State University; his master of arts degree in educational leadership from Norfolk State University, and his doctor of philosophy in education leadership and policy studies from Virginia Tech.

The school division's core mission is to equip students with the knowledge and opportunities necessary to ensure that all students graduate college, career and citizen-ready.