About Melissa Parks
Melissa Parks is a Special Education Math teacher who joined OVCA Middle School in 2020. Previously, she spent 20 years in education serving in many positions (teaching, counseling, principal, superintendent), teaching a variety of subjects (special education, math, character education, AVID, psychology, personal financial literacy, senior seminar), and serving in a variety of roles (coach, athletic director, AVID district director, special education director, Title I coordinator, Outreach and community relations). She has an A.A. in Business Administration with an emphasis in Accounting from Rogers State University, B.S.Ed in Special Education from Northeastern State University, M.H.R. in Human Relations - Counseling Track from University of Oklahoma, and has completed all but her dissertation for an Ed.D. in School Leadership from Concordia University.
She is the proud mother of 3 children (1 son and 2 daughters) and grandma to 8 wonderful grandkids. She lives on the edge of a small town in rural Osage County. Her youngest daughter just graduated high school and raises horses. She recently started college, and Melissa's goal is to get her doctorate before her daughter graduates from vet school. She loves outdoor activities and sports of all kinds, having played and coached many sports through the years. She enjoys reading and spending time with family and her Rottweilers.