Parsley, who is currently a school counselor at Harpeth Middle School, will replace Andrea Pewitt, who has been named the director for Lipscomb University’s IDEAL (Igniting the Dream of Education and Access) program.
He will begin his new position July 1.
Parsley, a 1986 graduate of White House High School, received his bachelor's degree in Public Management and Criminal Justice, from Austin Peay State University in 2001 and a Masters of Education in Special Education from APSU in 2007. He earned a post masters endorsement as a school counselor from Tennessee State University in 2014.
He has worked 16 years in education, 14 with the Cheatham County School District.
He served 12 years as a special education teacher, working on the middle and high school levels. He has worked as a teacher in behavior modification programs, Life Skills and the inclusion classroom.
Parsley served four years as a school counselor, most recently at HMS.
Parsley resides in Kingston Springs with his wife, Leslie, and their two children, Jake and Thayer.
"I am excited to continue expanding on the foundation Andrea Pewitt built during her tenure as special education supervisor. I have worked in various schools in the district and have good working relationships already with many administrators and teachers, which will hopefully assist in a smooth transition. I am appreciative of this opportunity and look forward to serving our students and their families," he said.