Maureen Parkes is program lead at Mounds View School Career and Life Transition Program. She is responsible for due process and student intakes for two special education programs. She obtained a Bachelor of Arts in Social Work at the College of St. Catherine and her Master of Education in Special Education at Bethel University. She is currently completing her Ed.D. at Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota. Parkes has served as a classroom teacher for 12 years. She currently works with high school students who experience Emotional/Behavioral Disorder in a federal setting IV.