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Barbara Jean Parker

Barbara Jean Parker, American educational administrator. Banning scholar, 1953.


  • Parker, Barbara Jean was born on May 2, 1935 in Oklahoma City. Daughter of John Lewis and Elizabeth Jean (Doty) Lawhon.

  • Education

    • Bachelor magna cum laude, Oklahoma City University, 1957. Master of Arts in Teaching, Oklahoma City University, 1973. Postgraduate, University Oklahoma, 1978.


    • Teacher District #300, Kane County, Illinois, 1958-1959, White Mountain Elementary School, Ruidoso, New Mexico, 1966-1968. Teacher English Garber (Oklahoma) Junior and Senior High Schools, 1968-1969. Teacher Oklahoma City Public Schools, 1969-1976, 1983-1985.

      Instructor graduate students Langston Teacher Corps Oklahoma State University, Boley, 1976-1978. Owner Boston Tea Party/The Catering Company, Oklahoma City, 1978-1983, DoDDS/Böblingen (Federal Republic Germany) Elementary School, 1985-1989. Manager educational program Halvorsen Elementary School, Rhein-Main Air Base, Federal Republic Germany, since 1989.

      Consultant Millwood School District, Oklahoma City, 1976-1978. Chairman, professional development center Oklahoma City Schools, 1984-1985, staff development steering committee, 1985-1985. Trainer curriculum alignment DoDDS Stuttgart District, 1989.

      Member regional accreditation committee DoDDS Germany, Wiesbaden, Federal Republic Germany, 1986-1988.


    Church should be engaged in public policy debates and participate actively in consultations with government.

    Party affiliation: Democrat


    Everybody can reach the love of God. Salvation is for everyone who turns to God.

    Denomination: Methodist


    A true Christian should help those in need, regardless of religious affiliation.


    Chairman publicity Young Women’s Christian Association, Oklahoma City, 1979-1981. Member human relations committee Human Relations Council, Oklahoma City, 1973. Member Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development, Overseas Federation Teachers (German representative, executive committee 1989), National Council for Social Studies (curriculum committee since 1989), Oklahoma Women's Business Owners Association (charter), German Council Teachers of Mathematics (organizer, president 1986-1988), Böblingen Sindelfingen German American Club (American president 1985-1989), High Noon Club (vice president 1980-1982), Gamma Phi Beta, Phi Delta Kappa (historian 1989-1990).


    • Married Wayne Berry Parker, August 1, 1954 (divorced May 1975). Children: John Daris, Dale Patrick (deceased), Robin Janelle.
    • father: John Lewis Lawhon
    • mother: Elizabeth Jean (Doty) Lawhon
    • spouse: Wayne Berry Parker
    • children: John Daris Parker
    • Dale Patrick Parker (deceased)
    • Robin Janelle Parker
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    Born May 2, 1935
    • 1957
      Oklahoma City University
    • 1973
      Oklahoma City University
    • 1978
      University Oklahoma
    • 1958 - 1959
      Teacher, District #300
      Illinois, United States
    • 1966 - 1968
      Teacher, District #300
      Ruidoso, New Mexico, United States
    • 1968 - 1969
      teacher, English Garber (Oklahoma) Junior and Senior High Schools
    • 1969 - 1976
      teacher, Oklahoma City Public Schools
    • 1976 - 1978
      instructor, graduate students Langston Teacher Corps Oklahoma State University
      Boley, Oklahoma, United States
    • 1978 - 1983
      owner Boston Tea Party/The Catering Company
      Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, United States
    • 1983 - 1985
      teacher, Oklahoma City Public Schools
    • 1985 - 1989
      owner Boston Tea Party/The Catering Company
    • 1989
      manager, educational program Halvorsen Elementary School
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