Rebecca A. Parks is an Assistant Professor at Mansfield University in the Department of Education/Special Education. Rebecca is also a Fellow with the Michigan Virtual Learning Research Institute (MVLRI) conducting extensive research focused on professional learning trends and praactices in the K-12 public learning environment in the state of Michigan. Previously, Dr. Parks was the the Director of Consulting and Operations at Teaching Today's Teachers, a private education consulting firm founded in 2014. In this role, Rebecca provided leadership and research-based best practices, professional development, and guidance to national and international partners in K-12 education. Dr. Parks also joined the New Learning Models team in iNACOL for several research projects designed to advance the field of K-12 online and blended learning. As a past full-time visiting professor at Elmira College, Rebecca taught various content courses to pre-service teachers in childhood education and developed a comprehensive student teaching experience in Amsterdam, Netherlands for selected students. In addition, she has over a decade of practitioner experience at the elementary grades teaching in the brick and mortar setting. Dr. Parks holds a Ph.D. in Education with a concentration in Curriculum and Instruction from Capella University and has strong research interests in new and emerging learning models and professional development in K-12 education.