Cheryl Parker has been the Director of Student Support Services for Ball Charter Schools since July 2015. She has 20 years of experience in the area of special education. Ms. Parker has worked as Manager of Student Support Services, in various Coordinator roles in Special Education, and as a Special Education teacher for the Deer Valley Unified School District and for the Accelerated Learning Center, a North Central Accredited Charter School in Phoenix.
She is a member of the Council for Exception Children and a member of the Council of Administrators of Special Education. She has written and presented many professional development courses in the areas of special education and educational law.
Her accomplishments include: staff support and development of best practices in the field of special education, management within a comprehensive preK-12 school district, serving as legal liaison for Office of Civil Rights complaints and Arizona Department of Education due process complaints, and serving as district section 504 coordinator.
Ms. Parker holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in broadcasting, a Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in Special Education, and a Master of Educational Administration and Supervision all from Arizona State University.