Dr. Casey Parker Takes Over Helm of Forts Ferry Elementary

New North Colonie Principal Dr. Casey Parker has been working throughout the summer, and is eagerly awaiting the arrival of Forts Ferry students and staff.

“The staff and families of Forts Ferry have been extremely welcoming!,” Dr. Parker said. “Their positivity has only furthered my excitement for the start of school. I cannot wait to have our students walking our hallways!”

Dr. Parker most recently served as the building administrator at Troy High School. Prior to that he was the principal at Carroll Hill Elementary in Troy, from 2005-2016. During that time he earned his doctorate in educational leadership from the Sage Graduate School of Education.

Dr. Parker is a fan of fitness and traveling. He’s studied martial arts for many years, and reached the black belt level of his training. Favorite travel destination with his wife and two daughters? Disney World. He has been there eight times.

His wife is a District Superintendent. His youngest daughter is attending a Montessori school, and his eldest is a freshman honors student at Shen High School.

“There is nothing more important in this world than family. This holds true whether that family is the one you live with, or the one you work with,” Dr. Parker said. “I am looking forward to becoming a member of the Forts Ferry family, and of the larger North Colonie Community!”

Born and raised in Brooklyn, Dr. Parker first came to the Capital Region as an undergraduate at the University at Albany where he earned a bachelor’s of arts degree in history.