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Laurie Buttaro Lower School Grade 2 Teacher

The classrooms at Parker are magical places. Every corner, wall, and whiteboard has motivational quotes and positive messages that encourage students to explore their curiosity and develop a love of learning. For Laurie Buttaro, Lower School Grade 2 teacher, inspiring her students to become independent explorers in their learning is her driving force.

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Dr. Stacey Patsko I Upper School Dean of Students

Anxious to return to her hometown, Stacey Patsko jumped at the chance to move back to San Diego. In August, Stacey accepted the position as Parker’s Upper School dean of students, leaving her position as dean of students and middle school athletic director at the Texas Military Institute Episcopal in San Antonio, Texas.

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Katie Paige I Lower School Senior Kindergarten Teacher

Senior Kindergarten (SK) teacher Katie Paige knows kindergarteners have a lot to say. They never miss a beat if you ask them to tell you a story, but ask them to write a book—that might be met with silence. Not for Parker’s SK students. During writer’s workshop, students are experienced authors writing and constructing how-to manuals on making cookies or talking about their “firsts.”

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Chuck Wineholt | Upper School Social Studies

C huck Wineholt, Upper School social studies teacher, can’t believe it has been more than 25 years since he started teaching at Parker—a journey he never imagined he would end up on but has enjoyed every moment enriching the minds of his students to look critically at history.

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