Regional Director of Operations

Dr. Jack Parish is pleased to join the Coastal Plains Education Charter High School team as Regional Director of Operations. Dr. Parish brings over 37 years of experience in K-12 and higher education to his work with Coastal Plains. Dr. Parish has served as a teacher, assistant principal, principal, human resources director, assistant superintendent, and superintendent. During his eight years in higher education, Dr. Parish served as a faculty member in the educational leadership department and as Associate Dean for Outreach and Engagement in the University of Georgia’s College of Education.

Dr. Parish has been involved in State educational organizations for many years.  He is a past-president of the Georgia School Superintendents Association (GSSA), and he has worked as the Executive Director of the Georgia Association of Educational Leaders (GAEL).  He has also served as a member of the GAEL Board of Directors, the Georgia School Boards Association’s (GSBA) Superintendents’ Advisory Board, the Georgia Partnership for Excellence in Education board of directors, and on the steering committee of the Georgia Educational Leadership Faculty Association.

Dr. Parish is married to Ashley, a former special education teacher and administrator. They reside in St. Simons Island with their dog, Sam.