Karis Parker is a school leader who is dedicated to creating excellent educational opportunities for all students and empowering teachers and students to unleash their full potential. She is currently the principal at Crossroads Academy Central Street. Prior to that, she taught 3rd grade in KCPS/Raytown before serving as assistant principal at Crossroads. Additionally, she is a TFA alumna, a Leading Educators alumna and a Fund for Teachers grant recipient. Karis has an unshakable commitment to transforming the educational system and a passion for critical conversation. When not in the classroom, Karis enjoys exploring the great outdoors and reading a good book.