Legendary principal Tom Parker turned around Turlock High
Tom became principal of Turlock High in 1979 and stayed through 1997. In those 18 years, he became a legend as he changed the culture of the school and the entire Turlock Unified School District. Tom died April 29.
Tom began his career as a teacher and football coach at Berkeley High School, later becoming principal. He developed a reputation as a take-charge administrator. And he needed all his skills when he arrived at THS. ========================================================================= Keith Conning: Tom Parker was the Principal of Berkeley High School.