Westfield Friends School

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About Me

My students call me Mrs. Parry


B.A. English Literature
Teaching (K-8), Certification
Graduate Studies in Education

Years in education: 34 years
Years at WFS: 31 years


Why I’m Passionate About Quaker Education

I am a member of the Society of Friends, and a member of Westfield Meeting, and I am truly grateful that I have been able to spend the bulk of my teaching career in an atmosphere of tolerance, acceptance, and mutual respect. I view my classroom as a community of learners where every member of the class, students and teachers, has an active role in both learning and teaching; we are all teachers, and we are all learners, and I am always awed at how much I learn from my students!

This Year in My Class

I love working with children of all ages, but I am particularly drawn to teaching Middle School where I can indulge my passion for introducing students to the wonders of Shakespeare along with other works of classic literature. My goal is to inspire students to adopt a life-long passion for learning. I call our classroom a “GRIT” classroom and strive to help our children develop intellectual curiosity and tenacity as they use their experiences with literature and their understanding of history  to understand the issues of the present and to conquer the challenges of the future. As our graduates leave “this friendly place” and move on to the high schools of their choice, I am inevitably awed by the mature young men and women they have become.
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