Markell Parker

Born and raised in The Bronx, Markell was selected as one of two students at IS 116 to apply for the Oliver Program. After his acceptance his educational journey led him to Loomis Chafee and then Wesleyan University and back home to the Bronx where he has been an educator at several public schools and at the Horace Mann School for 23 years. Now in his 5th year as the Executive Director of Summer on the Hill, Markell helps bright motivated students and their families realize their potential through education.