Empower Your Future.


About Me: 
Hi!  My name is Amanda Parker.  I have been employed at MSD for 16 years and  have been the Outreach Coordinator since 2010.   I am married to Selby Parker and we have two beautiful children who are both excellent athletes.  I graduated from Purvis High School in 1992,  the University of Southern Mississippi in 1998 and finally Lamar University in 2011 where I received my Masters in Deaf Education/Deaf Studies.   I have a tremendous amount of expertise in the area of Deaf Education on a personal level as well as a professional level.  
One of my favorite quotes is:   " To often we give children answers to remember, rather than problems to solve."  - Roger Lewin
About MSD Outreach:
The Outreach Department at MSD strives to provide the highest quality services, resources, and support to children ages birth to 21 who are deaf/hard of hearing by collaborating with their families, communities, and the professionals that serve them. This department provides comprehensive services to students who are deaf/hard of hearing throughout the state of Mississippi.
  • campus tours
  • consultations
  • observations
  • MSD literature 
  • professional development trainings
  • public relations
  • workshops
  • school and community events
  • American Sign Language (ASL) classes for families 
  • social media 
  • website maintenance and updates

Let Us Help: 

If you are someone you know has a child with hearing loss, please do not hestitate to contact me.   We are the experts in this area and we can assist you.  The journey does not have to be yours alone.  Let us help.  


Contact Information:

Email: aparker@mde.k12.ms.us 

Phone: (Video Relay/Voice)  601.351.9105 



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