New MCA Principal Judith Parker (center) with students and parents on May 30.

New MCA Principal Judith Parker (center) with students and parents after the MCA Community Forum on May 30.

Judith Parker

Judith Parker

The Milwaukee Collegiate Academy Board of Directors has unanimously chosen Judith Parker as MCA’s new principal. Parker will succeed Rashida Evans who announced her resignation in May. Parker will start on July 1, 2015.

“I am very pleased that we were able to hire a person with the commitment and passion for our students and the experience to help us continue to build on the foundation created by her predecessor, Rashida Evans,” said Dr. Howard Fuller, Chairman of the MCA board of directors. “We are excited to have her and she will definitely be an asset to our school and to the Milwaukee community.”

MCA’s new principal has over 13 years of experience in education. She was a classroom teacher for eight years and currently serves as an Assistant Principal and Resident of the New Leaders Chicago Program at Christian Fenger High School in Chicago.

Previously, she worked with the Academy for Urban School Leadership (AUSL), Dewey School of Excellence Elementary School and Marquette School of Excellence Elementary School. Parker holds a Master of Education Administration, and a Master of Education in Curriculum and Instruction Technology.

“It is truly exceptional when a school walks the talk of its mission and vision and MCA does so with equal measures of warmth and tenacity,” said Parker. “I am humbled and thrilled to join the MCA family. As a leader, I will work tirelessly to fortify the MCA Way so that all of our students continue to benefit from our best efforts and experience. It is my goal to make sure that the MCA experience is accessible to more of Milwaukee’s children — all of whom deserve access to the kind of education that makes college success possible.”

“We are excited about Ms. Parker as our new leader and know that you will be too when you meet her,” said MCA board Vice-Chair Michelle Nettles.