Kimberly Parks joined APSRC as the Director of Special Services in July 2022. She received her Bachelor of Science degree in Education from the University of Central Arkansas in 2010, where she was certified in Early Childhood Education (P-4), Special Education (P-12), and English as a Second Language (P-12). In 2018, she graduated with her Master of Science in Educational Reading from Arkansas State University. In 2021, she completed her Educational Specialist in Leadership for Building Level Administration and Special Education Director.
Kimberly spent her first semester teaching in a Learning Alternate Behavior classroom at Cabot Middle School South, followed by seven years at Greenbrier High School where she taught a reading program along with co-teaching English, Math, and Science. At Greenbrier, she sat as the co-chair for the special education department, monitored files for the district, and helped with data tracking for several programs. Prior to joining APSRC, Kimberly was at Conway High School where she taught both 1:15 and co-taught classes in English and Social Studies along with some Transition and Behavior classes. In the summer of 2021, she worked as an Educational Consultant and Literacy Specialist for AETN where she helped create educational packets and many other tasks to go along with the first season of “Rise and Shine” Arkansas.
Kimberly lives outside of Conway with her husband, Ronnie, and three boys, Gus, Tate, and Dayne. She has experienced life as both a teacher of Special Education and the parent of a student in Special Education, so she has an understanding of more than one standpoint. Kimberly’s passion for working with all children of different abilities and ensuring they are getting the education that is a best fit for them is what drives her in her educational career.Back to Staff Index