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Denise Parr


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About Me

Educational History:

Grew up in Hays, KS graduating from Hays High School. Went to Fort Hays State University and graduated 4 years later with a teaching degree and ready for my first adventure.


Degrees and Certifications:

  • B.S. Business Education - 2001 (FHSU)
  • M.S. Intructional Technology - 2006 (FHSU)
  • Microsoft User Specialist - Excel 2000
  • Highly certified 7-12 Business/Computer courses

Professional Development:

  • Kansas Business Education Association (Past president, conference presenter)
  • Mountain-Plains Business Education Association (KS conference planning committee,  conference presenter)
  • National Business Education Association (conference presenter)
  • NEA/KNEA/Russell Co. NEA (co-president)


Current Position:

In the Spring of 2001, my assignment of student teaching was Russell High School. During the semester, my cooperating teacher had a family job change and was moving to Missouri. So I was offered the position in the same classroom and same courses. Over the years, I have taught Computer Applications, Video Productions, In-House Training, Media Technology, Desktop Publishing, Interactive Media, Business Law, Business Essentials, and Entrepreneurship.

Extra-curricular activities I have sponsored or coached include cheerleading, dance team, high school and middle school volleyball, Letterman's Club, Freshman Club Sponsor, and starting the RHS chapter of National Business Honor Society.

Family Information:

Happily married with 2 very active and fun kids, one girl and one boy.

Personal Information:

  • Running/fitness, playing cards with family/friends, cross-stitch, reading
  • Playing and coaching volleyball
  • FHSU games and activities
  • Gymnastics with daughter
  • Soccer and baseball with son

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