Parker Alumni Connection (PAC)

The purpose of the PAC is to keep alumni connected to Parker and each other, and to share up-to-date alumni happenings and School information.

Parker Alumni Connection
Francis Parker School Quarterly Alumni Newsletter
                                                                                                                                           Monday, April 9, 2018
When Chris Harrington started at Parker as the Grade 11 English teacher in 1991, the School was small enough that he taught the entire grade level. He has filled many roles in his 27 years at Parker, including Assistant Head of the Upper School, Co-Director of College Counseling, advisor to “The Scribe” and “The Legend,” varsity baseball assistant coach, and JV football assistant coach. Time and time again, however, he always returned to the passion that drove him to education in the first place: working with young people in the classroom.
Come see Chris at FPS in N.Y.C. this weekend and read more about him here. 
One of the biggest challenges Dr. Don Vaughn ’04 faces in his career is choosing which passion project to focus on. Don is adjunct faculty at Santa Clara University where he teaches neuroscience, a postdoctoral fellow at UCLA where he leads a workshop on modern statistics, a consultant for various Silicon Valley companies about data solutions, an international speaker whose TEDx talk has reached one million views, recently completed a speaking tour in India, and just over the weekend co-hosted TEDxUCLA – and he credits his success to the leg up he got from his Parker education.
FPS in N.Y.C.
Saturday, April 14
Join Paul Esch and Chris Harrington for an afternoon of fun activities led by alumni hosts Louisa Frahm ’09, Brian Keyser ’87, and David Daitch ’03 and sponsored by Jeff Von Behren ’90. Find details and register here.
Alumni Social in Boston
Friday, April 20
Join Tom Crowley at Daedalus Restaurant right outside of historic Harvard Square for a drink and some appetizers – the first round is on Parker! Find details and register here.
FPS in San Diego
Friday, April 27
Alumni in all class years are invited back to Campus for a fun back-to-school day followed by an afternoon reception with their parents and current and retired faculty. Find details and register here.
Parker Reunion
Saturday, April 28
Alumni in milestone reunion years are invited to join their classmates for an evening event. Find details and register here.
Parker Senior Class to Alumni Ceremony
Tuesday, May 29
Parker alumni will welcome graduating seniors to the alumni community, as they welcome senior kindergarten students to Grade 1. Contact to get involved.
Alumni giving participation matters. Please join us on for Parker’s first ever Alumni Giving Day by making a gift of any amount on May 17 to ensure that incredible experiences continue for current students. Mark your calendar today, and find more details here.
Parker Drama Club returned from the California State Thespian Festival in March with a first place win, a summer scholarship, and several superior ratings. Read more here. 
The average ratio for California public school students to college counselors is 950:1; at Parker, our ratio is 35:1. Read more about the Parker difference here.
Reunion is almost here – come celebrate Parker memories with us! Alumni in all class years are invited to the Linda Vista Campus on Friday, April 27. Alumni in reunion years are invited to join their classmates at a class committee organized dinner or party on Saturday, April 28. Find more information and register here!
Know an alumnus who has demonstrated remarkable leadership in their field of endeavor, attained local and/or national recognition, and made an outstanding contribution to the country, community, or School? Nominate that person today!
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Francis Parker School is a private, independent, coeducational, college preparatory day school for students in Junior Kindergarten through Grade 12 from across San Diego County. Founded in 1912, the Lower School is located on the Mission Hills Campus with the Upper and Middle Schools on the Linda Vista Campus. Parker's mission is to inspire a diverse community of independent thinkers whose academic excellence, global perspective and strength of character prepare them to make a meaningful difference in the world.

Mission Hills Campus Lower School

4201 Randolph Street
San Diego, CA 92103

Linda Vista Campus Middle/Upper School

6501 Linda Vista Road
San Diego, CA 92111
858 / 569-7900