Jessica Parker joined the Exploratorium in 2017 and is responsible for developing and leading the institutional strategy for educator learning programs. In her previous role as the Director of Teaching and Learning, she oversaw the implementation of the K–12 Science Leader Network, which supported over 800 educational leaders across California with implementing standards-aligned, phenomena-based science education. The Exploratorium was recognized with a Superintendent’s Award for Excellence in Museum Education in 2019 for this impactful work.
Before joining the Exploratorium, Jessica co-founded the Maker Certificate Program at Sonoma State University, where she was previously an Associate Professor in the Curriculum Studies and Secondary Education department. She is the author of Teaching Tech-Savvy Kids: Bringing Digital Media into the Classroom. Jessica received her PhD in Education from the University of California, Berkeley.