Ellen Burns

Retired Middle School teacher Ellen Burns died on August 22, 2017. Ellen began her career at Parker in 1985 and retired in 2009. After retirement, Ellen volunteered at the Monarch School for children impacted by homelessness and at the YWCA of San Diego County. She was remembered by retired Admissions Director Carol Jensen as “an amazing person, fabulous teacher and joy to be around” and ex-husband and dear friend Len Novarro described life with Ellen as a “true adventure.” 
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