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Teacher Feature: Mrs. Parrett

Teacher Feature: Mrs. Parrett

Meet Jennifer Parrett! She is a part of the history department and teaches CP US History. This is Mrs. Parrett’s first year at the main campus. Keep reading to learn more about Mrs. Parrett and the adaptations from the freshman building.

When Mrs. Parrett isn’t educating her students, she does many things in her free time. When she’s not spending time with her family, Mrs. Parrett likes to cook, enjoys watching sports, and of course, loves shopping and buying clothes. 

Mrs. Parrett went to Purdue and earned a degree in Art History. Although she always wanted to become a teacher, she was initially discouraged from pursuing teaching as a career. Before becoming a teacher, she worked at the Cincinnati Art Museum as a Volunteer Coordinator. She then took another job as a stay-at-home mom who was very involved in her children’s lives and worked as the PTO President. It was then that she realized her passion was truly being involved in the school and being a teacher. 

Mrs. Parrett has been working in the Lakota district for years. She has spent her time mostly in the freshman building teaching World History and Honors American History. Teaching-wise, she doesn’t believe there has been a big difference, as she now has the opportunity to see the effects separation has caused between the upperclassmen and freshmen. 

“I think it would be much better if we were all in one campus for them and the upperclassmen because then they could also mentor the freshman.”

Inside the classroom, Mrs. Parrett has a “soft-structure” teaching style. She wants the kids to be aware of what’s coming next and often has a repetitive pattern as far as a unit goes, but likes to switch up what they’re doing on a day-to-day business so that there’s still some sort of surprise. Her students seem to appreciate the fact that she’s always on track. Tristan Balog, a sophomore, believes her style is very helpful to his education.

“She’s caring, but she definitely is going to put you to work.”

It’s very evident that Mrs. Parrett wants each and every one of her students to succeed. She cares that her students learn about the world and why things are set the way they are. Mrs. Parrett’s favorite part of teaching is seeing all her past students graduate and stop by, even if it’s just a quick hello!

 

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Jordan Otabil, Website Staff
Jordan is a very outgoing and warm person! She is a junior and this is her second year in Journalism. She is a part of the HOPE Squad, is Secretary of Student Government, and loves to help others. She enjoys participating in Colorguard and in her free time she loves to sleep.  Jordan enjoys writing food reviews as well as book reviews. Her favorite mantra is “Be in the Moment”

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