Who We Are

Mr. Todd Parker

As a veteran educator, coach, and CEO of Parker Education & Development, LLC, Mr. Todd Scott Parker distinguishes himself through his ability to deliver dynamic coaching and professional development. He is driven to inspire adults to develop their talents and gifts to be prepared to coach and lead people from diverse backgrounds, cultures and histories. As an author, poet and energetic inspirational speaker, Mr. Parker believes that we all can prosper from adults who are creative, skilled, experienced, and passionate about impacting any culture in a positive and profound way.

His latest co-authored book is, Success Favors Well-prepared Adults: Developing Routines and Relationships to Improve School Culture.Mr. Parker has developed a student mentoring program for schools called, A Better Citizen (ABC), where students are matched with another student for support and guidance. The program has received both local and national attention. Mr. Parker has presented at numerous conferences across the country and is a standing guest speaker for teacher candidates at the University of Central Arkansas in Conway, Arkansas.  He sits on the advisory board & speaker’s bureau of the National Civility Center and does private personality counseling.

Dr. Candice Dowd Barnes

As the Chief Operations Officer for Parker Education & Development, LLC, Dr. Barnes strongly believes in the power of authentic learning experiences to teach beyond the walls of the classroom into all aspects of life.

Dr. Barnes has an extensive background in early childhood education, curriculum and assessment planning, and educational leadership. She is a dynamic speaker and accomplished author of multiple articles on developing authentic relationships and interactions with, and dispositions of, individuals of diverse and unique backgrounds and histories.

She is the co-author of Civility, Compassion and Courage in Schools Today: Strategies for Implementing in K-12 Classrooms. The 3 C’s promotes teaching civility, compassion and courage in schools, in homes and in the community using the Model of Influence—a framework for that moves from awareness to taking action. Her latest co-authored book is, Success Favors Well-prepared Adults: Developing Routines and Relationships to Improve School Culture. Dr. Barnes has presented across the country on various topics related to service-learning, social and emotional development, and effective leadership and coaching strategies, from the classroom to the workplace. She also sits on the advisory board and speaker’s bureau of the National Civility Center.