Meet the Principal


principalDr. Anthony Parks is the principal of Silver Spring Elementary School.

Dr. Parks earned his Bachelors of Arts in Secondary Mathematics Education in 1995 from Southeastern University in Lakeland, FL. For six years, he was a math/computer science teacher at Weatherly Area Middle School and High School near Hazleton, PA.

After earning Masters of Science degrees in both Classroom Technology and Educational Administration from Wilkes University, he became an assistant principal in the East Stroudsburg Area School District in 2003. Dr. Parks spent six years as assistant principal working at both the middle school and high school levels. 

Dr. Parks has earned his Superintendent's Letter of Eligibility and D.Ed. in Educational Leadership in 2013 from East Stroudsburg University's cooperative program with Indiana University of Pennsylvania.

The 2017-2018 school year marks the ninth year of Dr. Parks' tenure here at Cumberland Valley. He was a grade-level principal at CV High School for two years, was the principal of Sporting Hill Elementary School for five years, and now begins his second year as the principal of Silver Spring Elementary.

Dr. Parks met his wife of 19 years on a missions trip to Mexico. A graduate of Messiah College, Mrs. Parks was an elementary teacher in the Hazleton area before becoming a stay-at-home mother. Dr. and Mrs. Parks have four children, three sons and a daughter. Their sons participate in baseball and wrestling through the Cumberland Valley youth athletic programs. One son attends CV High School in 9th grade, one son attends Good Hope Middle School in 7th grade while one son and their daughter attend Hampden Elementary in 4th grade and 1st grade respectively.

In addition to being a principal, Dr. Parks helps to lead trips to foreign countries for the purpose of missions work engaging both youth and adults as participants, most recently to Nicaragua in June, 2017. He and his wife are active in their church and serve regularly in the children's program. In his leisure time, Dr. Parks enjoys spending time with his family, coaching/watching his sons in their athletic endeavors, and playing softball or golf when time permits.

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