Welcome to the 2016-17 school year at Washington!
Ms. Jenny Parker
Math and AVID
I'm Ms. Parker and I love math! I've been teaching here in SPPS for the past 18 years and have taught everything from basic skills to AP calculus.
I grew up in the Chicago-land area, graduated from h.s. and went to Iowa State University. At ISU, I earned a B.S. in mathematics in 1986. I taught for a few yearsand then moved up here to Minneapolis--I love winter and snow and skating, skiing, playing broomball, etc. Went back to school and earned an A.S. in medical laboratory technology in 1992. I worked at HCMC for a number of years and eventually found my way back to teaching math here in SPPS! In 2004, I began my masters degree back at ISU and finished with an M.S.M. in August 2006.
I have a cat named Spike. She's a fluffy little princess. Spike was a stray cat that lived under a friend's front porch. I took her in and kept the name they had given her. She loves her little catnip mouse.
I adpoted a kitten, Moe, a few years ago who was quite the little terror!
He has mellowed quite a bit, but Spike is NOT sure she likes having this stinky boy around! :)
I was lucky enough to go to London to see the Olympics four summers ago. I got to see badminton matches, and field hockey, too. It was a great trip!
This year at Washington, I am teaching College in the Schools Math and AVID 11 and AVID 12 classes. After being away from almost all school activities beside teaching last year, I will also be joining Ms. Johnson (math) this year to work on Prom 2017!