Danielle Parker graduated from Arizona Christian University. She taught highschool Math in Arizona for 4 years, and at a middle school last semester. Ms. Parker was Head Girls’ Track and Field Coach in Arizona for a year before moving to New Mexico.
Ever since I was a little girl I have always wanted to be a teacher. I remember setting up my stuffed animals and pretending to teach them. It has always been in my heart to teach and inspire others.
I am passionate about acting, dancing, and working out. In my free time I spend time with my cats, dog, and family.
I have had several mentors in my life including; a few teachers, coaches, dance instructors, acting coaches and pastors.
A big lesson I have learned is that failure does not really mean you fail. In order to succeed at something you have to fail. Fail forward! Failure can be a good thing because it can help you grow.
I chose to teach at Menaul School because I love the small/family feeling of the school. The class sizes make it really nice to get to know and work with the students on a one-on-one basis. Also, I love that the school has weekly chapel and it is a safe place where students and staff can express and talk about their faith.
My favorite moments with my students are when they have the ‘ah-ha’ moments. I love seeing how excited they get when they understand something. Also, I love watching their confidence grow and seeing them complete problems they didn’t think they could.
I have been working at Menaul for a little over a month now and have had nothing but a positive experience so far with both staff and the students!– Ms. Parker