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Ms. Jerri Parlow
For the past thirty-eight years, I have been proud to teach in the Jackson School District. I began my career at Goetz Middle School and then transferred to McAuliffe for its opening year. I remember vividly McAuliffe's dedication ceremony and meeting Grace Corrigan, Christa McAuliffe's mother, who reaffirmed the power and impact teachers have on the lives of their students. McAuliffe's quote, "I touch the future, I teach," adorns the wall at our school's entrance. Each day when I walk by this quote, I am reminded that I am truly lucky to have a career that I love.
On a personal note, I live about one-half mile away from the Jersey Shore. On most summer days, I can be found riding my beach cruiser with a book in my hand. It doesn't get any better than listening to the waves roll in while getting lost in a novel. I have three children who successfully navigated their middle school years and became hard-working adults. My oldest daughter, Brittany, is a pediatric gastroenterologist. My second daughter, Kait, graduated from college as a civil engineer. After two years, she felt her passion was to teach and went back to college for her Master's in Education. My youngest, Bobby, graduated from SUNY Maritime College and spent several years as a mate on a tugboat. He is now in law enforcement. As a mother, I can honestly say there were some successes and some failures along the way. There were also some hit-and-miss days! It happens to all of us. As long as there is someone to help and be supportive, our children can survive and strive in middle school.
As a firm believer in the home and school working together, I encourage communication. Together, we need to enhance and engage your children for them to reach their full potential. Never hesitate to reach out via email. Leave a number and I will call back as soon as possible.
I am looking forward to a great year!
Please feel free to contact me: firstname.lastname@example.org