I am a Former Vice President of the Baltimore County Board of Education and the proud father of Michael Parker, the current Principal of Dundalk Elementary School. I was involved with DRC from the beginning, and worked with others in Baltimore County government and the community to prepare for the Urban Design Assistance Team that led to the formation of DRC. It was a very exciting time working with Jane Willeboordse (at Baltimore County, and then as Executive Director of DRC) and a team of design experts led by Peter Batchelor to devise plans for how Dundalk’s future could be re-imagined. The Urban Design Assistance Team process was an important step in engaging the community and a wide range of stakeholders in planning for Dundalk’s future.

Why Emeritus?
DRC named Ed as an Emeritus Board Member in 2008 in recognition of his work in leading our organization and our community through the UDAT process and beyond. He had stepped off the board at that time to become more heavily involved with planning and education issues. We remain deeply grateful for his service to DRC and to Dundalk.

Other affiliations and activities:
Ed has also served as a trustee for the Community College of Baltimore County, a member of the Baltimore County Planning Board, a member of the Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center Community Advisory Board, and the residential community representative for the Port Land Use Development Advisory Council.

Skills and expertise:
Ed was appointed to the Baltimore County School Board in July 2006; retired principal of Sollers Point Technical High School and former supervisor of vocational-technical education for BCPS. He came to his career as an educator following an 11-year manufacturing career in the private sector. Under Ed’s leadership as principal at Sollers Point Technical High School, the school became ISO-9001 registered in 2000 – the only high school in the nation to meet the quality standards of business and industry.

Master’s degree, Educational Administration, Johns Hopkins University; Bachelor’s degree, Business Management, University of Baltimore