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 (Summer 2018)
Francis Parker School Quarterly Alumni Newsletter
                                                                                                                                           Wednesday, July 18, 2018
  CALL FOR NOMINEES
The Alumni Relations Committee is accepting nominations for Parker's Distinguished Alumni Award - and they need your help! This honor celebrates 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. Do you know someone the committee should consider? Nominate a Parker alumnus today!
PARKER TRADITIONS 
 
A warm welcome to our newest Parker alumni - the Class of 2018! This year's graduating seniors will be attending 72 different colleges and universities in 30 different states and Washington, D.C., and two foreign countries. Many thanks to Matt Blumberg '88 for serving as this year's Commencement speaker, almost 30 years to the day after his own Parker graduation. He advised graduating seniors to find joy - read his full address here.
 
ATHLETICS HALL OF FAME 
 
Congratulations to the newest members of the Parker Athletics Hall of Fame: Amani Walker ’07 (Boys Soccer), Manny Sardinha ’08 (Boys Soccer), Hannah Benjamin ’09 (Girls Volleyball), Deon Randall ’10 (Football), Kyle Dowdy ’11 (Baseball), Matt Wile ’11 (Football), Dalante Dunklin ’12 (Boys Basketball), the 2008 Football team, and the 2009 Softball team. The Inductee Class of 2018 will be celebrated at a ceremony held in October.
 
 
FACULTY TRANSITIONS 
Patrice Powell, Upper School College Counseling Assistant/Registrar, has retired after 18 years at Parker. As registrar, Pat got to know students as she helped to shepherd them through their college application process, making sure they had the test scores, transcripts, and other paperwork they needed for wherever they were headed. In retirement, Pat will focus on the celebrations that lie ahead for her own family, especially for her grandchildren, and plans to travel.
 
 
Victoria Helms, Upper School Math Teacher, has retired after 25 years at Parker. When Victoria came to Parker as a substitute teacher she fell in love with the classroom, and the idea of teaching full-time math became a calling that she couldn’t resist. Her favorite days have been showing students a problem they hadn’t seen before and watching them discover how to solve it on their own, and spending time as the #1 fan of Upper School robotics. Victoria knows she won't be able to stay away from the classroom completely – she plans to substitute at schools in her local neighborhood of Fallbrook.
 
 
Mike Crone ’77, Lower School Design Teacher, has retired after 37 years at Parker. Coach Crone, as he is better known, taught Lower School physical education and coached Upper School football and baseball before switching full-time to design and woodshop at the Lower School. He plans to stay on as a substitute teacher so he can return to the design lab and to the students whom he loves.
 

Rose Hanscom, Upper School Science Teacher, has retired after 38 years at Parker. Rose came to Parker in 1980 and is described by students and colleagues as the most loving and warm person from whom you'll ever learn science. Her favorite annual tradition is Parker Reunion when she is able to reconnect with her past students, in addition to travelling for alumni events. Rose plans to devote her time and energy to people who enjoy her love and warmth as much as her students have: her grandchildren.
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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