As a member of the Klamath tribe, I pride myself in being one of the very few indigenous leaders in our district and hope to be an inspiration to other native youth to pursue their life’s passion to be the change they wish to see.
As a high school English teacher in the urban core of Kansas City, I was recognized for my uncommon closures of the achievement gap for my students’ achievement in literacy. As a school leader, I have led programming efforts to provide rigorous curriculum choices for all students, including Advanced Placement, the development of career pathways to include concurrent enrollment and career and technical education courses, and Project Lead the Way foci. I have led initiatives to dramatically increase enrollment in struggling schools, empower and develop my teachers through opportunities of distributive leadership, and am most proud of the successful school turnaround efforts at North High School.
My wife, Bre, and 21-month old son, Blue, reside in Arvada, where we enjoy raising chickens, hiking and camping, and attending art and cultural events in and around Denver. We are proud to have been plaintiffs in a federal lawsuit that helped bring marriage equality to Colorado and will continue to fight for social justice and civil rights issues that affect our state and country.
Mrs. Stacy Parrish