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Charlene Parham Named Area Superintendent of Academic Programs for Guyer Zone
Ms. Charlene Parham, principal of Crownover Middle School, has been named Denton Independent School District’s area superintendent of academic programs, covering the feeder pattern that includes Guyer High School and schools that serve the southside of the district. Ms. Parham replaces Dr. Dan Ford who recently announced his retirement, effective in 2022.
“Ms. Parham’s success as an intermediate, middle and high school principal will continue to be an asset to our team,” said Susannah O’Bara, assistant superintendent of academic programs. “Her ability to be a leader of leaders and her belief in the mission of our organization are unwavering.”
Her experience as a campus leader spans 15 years, including stints as principal of Crownover Middle School for five years and two years as principal of Sanger High School in Sanger ISD. She was principal of Tannahill Intermediate School in White Settlement ISD for seven years.
Ms. Parham also served as an assistant principal at Guyer High School and Brewer High School in White Settlement ISD.
Prior to that, she worked for seven years as a head softball and head volleyball coach at Irving High School. She began her teaching career in 1998 with Garland ISD.
“I am honored and humbled to serve, working closely with our students and campus principals by extending my support for academic achievement on a larger scale,” Ms. Parham said. “Having such an incredible opportunity for impactful leadership in a community my family and I love means the world to me.”
Ms. Parham earned her bachelor’s degree from The University of Texas at Arlington and her master’s degree in Mid-Management/Administration from Tarleton State University. She is currently working on her doctoral degree at the University of North Texas.
Ms. Parham and her family reside in Lantana.