Name: Mrs. Kat Parrish

School: Springwoods Elementary

Class: Gifted Education Teacher

School phone #: 703-590- 9874

About me: I am so excited to be teaching the gifted and talented kids at Springwoods this year! This will be my tenth year at Springwoods. Two years were spent on the fifth grade team, seven of the years on the fourth, and one as the START/SIGNET teacher. Previous to Springwoods, I taught four years of fourth grade at another school in Prince William County. I am really looking forward to being able to work with students in kindergarten through fifth grade again this year. It is amazing to see students grow from year to year.

I grew up in Syracuse, New York and attended Geneseo State College in NY. There I achieved a bachelor's degree in Elementary Education and a master's degree to be a reading teacher. I spent many summers traveling with a program called People to People. So far I have traveled to Western Canada, Australia, New Zealand, China, Greece, Italy, France, Scotland, Ireland, Wales, Germany, Belgium, the Netherlands, Switzerland, Austria, and England.

We have such a fun year ahead of us. I hope that you're ready to work hard.