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Jay Parker is the Chief Technology Officer for Union County Public Schools. He has over 19 years of technical management experience with one of the largest school districts in North Carolina.
Before coming to UCPS in May 2017, Jay was the Assistant Director of Technical Support and progressed to Director of Student Applications and Web development in Technology Services with Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools. He oversaw five student information system migrations, managed the development of a centralized data warehouse, and led in the design of many web applications, performance dashboards, and portals supporting student achievement across all grade levels.
He has years of experience providing cutting edge technical solutions for innovative instruction. Jay has also has been part of several personalized learning teams that supported 21st classroom technology requirements.
Jay is currently serving on the NC Department of Public Instruction steering committee that represents multiple school districts across the state. He also was selected by his peers to serve on the Change Control Board and User Advisory Panels that shape digital tools for students. He is a member and active participant with Consortium of School Networks (CoSN).
Jay received his Bachelor’s Degree from University of North Carolina at Charlotte and Chief Technology Officer Certification from UNC Chapel Hill.
He is a resident of Union County, married and a father of three children.