My name is Stewart Parker. I teach at Winter Park High School in Winter Park, FL. We are a suburb of Orlando. I teach AP Human Geography and World Cultural Geography to 9th graders. We have a unique situation here. We have a separate 9th grade campus. I love it!
I started teaching in 2002 after I graduated from a small, liberal arts school in Winter Park, Rollins College. I was fortunate because my first teaching assignment was a World History class in our pre-IB track. It wasn't what any other 1st year teacher gets, so I consider myself completely blessed. I have had a few changes in courses but have taught the AP Human and World Cultural classes for the past 8 years now. I totally love them and can't imagine teaching anything else right now (which probably makes my history professors cringe).
I am a National Board Certified Teacher. I spend one week of my summer scoring AP exams. It isn't as bad as you think, I promise. I love helping other teachers discover a little more about themselves as professionals and how to be the best they can be. I love what I do!
I am married to my lovely wife, Melissa. She also teaches, and I'm sure I'll mention her more than a few times here. We have 2 amazing boys (4 and 1) with a 3rd on the way (not sure the gender yet).
Thanks for stopping by to learn a little about me.