Name: Jim Parker
Position/School: Third-grade teacher at South Science and Technology Magnet
How long in position: This is my third year.
What do you love about your job: I love seeing the growth in the classroom as the year progresses.
What would students be surprised to know about you: I once spent 10 days in a village in the Amazon Jungle.
Biggest pet peeve: Not covering your nose when you sneeze.
What is the worst trouble you ever got into at school: I was paddled in third grade (ironic I teach third grade) for repeating a word I shouldn’t have.
What food do you refuse to eat: Oysters
What are you afraid of: My mom when she was mad!
Worst advice anyone every gave you: Go ahead, that snake won’t bite you!
Do you sing in the shower (if so, what do you sing): I put on an Elvis Presley concert to the dismay of my family daily!
If could do anything other than teaching, what would it be: I would work in the Ministry.