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educational administrator

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.


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.


The state should not use its authority to promote any particular religious belief. It should allow people practice their own religious convictions.


As human beings people find themselves as part of an unjust, sinful and violent world, which we may feel individually helpless to change. If we accept forgiveness, God can enable us to resist evil and to live life to the full.


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.

John Lewis Lawhon

Elizabeth Jean (Doty) Lawhon

Wayne Berry Parker

Dale Patrick Parker (deceased)

John Daris Parker

Robin Janelle Parker