About Mary

A little about Mary

“The driving passion of my life is supporting families and children.”

My name is Mary Parker and I’m running for the Jeffco School Board. Thank you for visiting my website!

I’ve lived in Jefferson County for 16 years. I have four daughters, and two of them are teachers in Jeffco Public Schools. I also have four grandkids who have attended, or are attending, Jeffco Public Schools.

My husband and I own a human resources consulting small business, specializing in compensation and compliance. Prior to that, I worked as a systems engineer in the business computer division at Hewlett-Packard for 20 years. In addition, I have served on the board of several non-profit associations and was president of the Eagle View Home Owners Association.

For the past 14 years, I have served as a Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) for neglected and abused children in Jefferson County. As a certified parent educator, I’ve taught hundreds of parenting classes to helicopter parents, tiger moms and parents trying to regain custody of their children. I’ve also worked with truants and teenagers aging out of the foster care system. The driving passion of my life is supporting families and children.

I have been actively involved in the Jeffco school district, from volunteering in my granddaughters’ classrooms to speaking at school board meetings and serving as a member of a board advisory committee.

During the COVID-19 pandemic, it is more important than ever that we focus on public health and safety. We need to use the exceptional resources and expertise that are available in our county to get through these challenging times. I will work to help our students get back to “normal” as soon as possible so they can make up for the time lost in the 2020-21 school year.

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