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Volunteer gives time to orchestra

Volunteer gives time to orchestra

Eleanor Kline-Olson
May 20, 2017
Filed under School clubs and activities, Staff Profiles, Uncategorized

According to orchestra director Miriam Edgar, Kou Lee is a volunteer helping orchestra out because he is working on his teaching license.   “Kou is a friend of mine from college and Kou is volunteering his time to get orchestra experience in our classroom and we’re also observing his knowled...

Media Specialist Ellen George discusses her role at Park

Media Specialist Ellen George discusses her role at Park

Nicole Sanford and Caroline Green
March 2, 2017
Filed under Staff Profiles

What’s your name? What is your role at Park? I’m Ellen George, and I’ve been the library media specialist at Park since 2003. How did you become a librarian? “In my mid-forties, I decided that I was going to go back to work full time and that I was going back to this dream I had of ...

Meet the staffer

Meet the staffer

Sydney Hall
January 11, 2017
Filed under Profiles, Staff Profiles

Brittani Schroeder recently started as an administrative assistant in the athletic department at Park. According to Schroeder, she mostly works in the registration aspect of the department. “Right now I’m just working on sports registration,” Schroeder said. “That’s all they’ve really...

Q & A with a social worker: Marlee Nirenstein

Q & A with a social worker: Marlee Nirenstein

Ndunzi Kunsunga and Jacob Stillman
January 5, 2017
Filed under Profiles, Staff Profiles

Q: What does your job as a social worker entail? A: It is really very much a direct service role, meaning that pretty much all we do is see kids. It is a combination of meeting with students one on one, looking at what’s getting in the way of students being successful in school. Trying to a...

Long-term substitute acclimates to new environment

Long-term substitute acclimates to new environment

Dani Orloff
December 11, 2016
Filed under Staff Profiles

When long-term substitute teacher Rebecca Wilson reflects on her temporary position at Park, it is not only a new class she is teaching, but also a new field to be working in. Wilson said she did not get a degree in teaching until last spring. “Teaching is actually my second career. I have an un...

Art teacher shares passion

Art teacher shares passion

Nicole Sanford
December 11, 2016
Filed under Staff Profiles

After hearing great things about Park, new art teacher Erin Foley took the opportunity to teach at the school alongside her husband, Christoph Nordmark. Foley said practical reasons fostered her switch to Park. “My husband is (English teacher) Mr. Nordmark, and I knew there was going to be a...

Q & A with a social worker: Daniel Perez

Q & A with a social worker: Daniel Perez

Jacob Stillman and Ndunzi Kunsunga
December 9, 2016
Filed under Profiles, Staff Profiles

Q: What does your job as a social worker entail? A: I work with all grades, 9-12. My job as a social worker has so many different halves. I get to be a short-term therapist, but also I get to assist kids with safety risks and suicide risks. I also get to help in regard of providing resources whether ...

New teacher tells his story

New teacher tells his story

Sydney Hall
November 11, 2016
Filed under Staff Profiles

Chemistry teacher Alexander Polk didn’t always know he wanted to be a teacher — his vocation wasn’t discovered until his sophomore year of college. “I didn’t realize (I wanted to be a teacher) until my sophomore year of college,” Polk said. “I coached my high school football team be...

Teacher finds her passion

Teacher finds her passion

Hannah Wolk
April 12, 2016
Filed under Staff Profiles

English teacher Mary Norris has loved the outdoors for as long as she can remember — using nature as a place for solace and reflection. Norris said she can not pinpoint what attracts her to the outdoors, only that she has always loved it. “There is something in nature, something that has that s...

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