Advisory Board Member – TJ Parks is a Native New Mexican, born and raised in Tucumcari, New Mexico. Upon graduation from high school, I attended and played basketball at New Mexico Military Institute. The Broncos were ranked as high as 12th in the nation during sophomore year. I completed my collegiate eligibility at The Citadel in Charleston South Carolina. I received my Bachelors and Masters degrees at Eastern New Mexico University.
My wife is Teresa Turner Parks she teaches Business and Technology at Tatum Municipal Schools. Teresa and I have been married for thirty seven years and we have two wonderful children. Wade is a Civil Engineer and a 2009 graduate of Texas Tech. Wade is employed by KIT in Houston Texas. Wade and Gwen welcomed John Preston Parks into our world in May. Amanda is a Speech Language Pathologist and is a 2010 graduate from Texas Tech University. Amanda and Trevor have one son AJ who is three years old.
I worked for the Tatum Municipal Schools for 21 years, my last nine as superintendent. I also coached and taught two years in Friona Texas and served as Middle School assistant principal for 3 years in Dimmitt, Texas. I am currently in my twelfth year at Hobbs Municipal Schools. I was Assistant Superintendent for Operations 2007-10 and have served as superintendent since July 2010 to present.
A few accolades: eSchools Tech Savy Superintendent 2006, New Mexico Activities Association Hall of Fame 2007, New Mexico Superintendent of the Year 2016, New Mexico Art Association Educator Award 2017,
Community/ Organization- Member of Rotary, Southeast NM Cycling Association, President of New Mexico Activities Association, President of Palmer Drug Abuse Program, Public Schools Capital Outlay Oversight Task Force, Past President of Cooperative Educational Services, Past President of New Mexico Superintendent Association, Lea County Road Advisory, First United Methodist Finance Committee, County Drug Coalition Advisory Board