Dr. Sharone Brinkley-Parker has presented on topics of leadership, curriculum and standards, and equity and access in education while consulting with several entities. She has facilitated sessions in conjunction with Maryland Cultural Proficiency Conference, National Alliance for Partnerships in Equity (NAPE), Maryland Multicultural Coalition Conference, and UnboundEd. While facilitating sessions and providing development, she has supported the expansion of educators, leaders, and educational internal and external stakeholders in the areas of standards-aligned instruction, strategic leadership, culturally responsive instruction, and cultural proficiency.
Dr. Brinkley-Parker is a native of Baltimore, Maryland. She was educated in the public school system and has earned degrees from Morgan State (B.S. in health education; Ed.D. in urban educational leadership with a concentration in social policy) and Towson (M.A.) universities. Her dissertation study examined the lived experience of suspension on African American male students. She has more than 20 years’ experience as an educator, where she has served as a teacher of middle school ELA, math, social studies, and writing and of high school algebra. She has also been a grant writer, MESA coordinator, grade-level chair, assistant principal, principal, and district-level administrator with two separate school systems within the state of Maryland.
Dr. Brinkley-Parker is one of six founding members of Greater Baltimore Health Improvement Initiative, a community-based group seeking to empower communities within Baltimore City around health responsibility through education, advocacy, and action. Additionally, she is a proud member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc.
She is also a founding partner in Equity in Education Partners, an organization that works to dismantle structural and systemic racism, sexism, classism, and ableism to ensure access for multi-racial/multi-ethnic communities. Dr. Brinkley-Parker is the proud mom of two beautiful daughters, Sage and Sijya, and SheeShee to the amazing Karter. The passion she exudes as a result of experiencing motherhood drives her passion for facilitating equity work to ensure all students have equitable access throughout their educational career; this is what compels us to make the invisible visible and champion for the voiceless.