Director of Educational SERvices
Kirsten A. Parr
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I am excited to be part of the faculty of Illini Central. I became a member of the faculty at Illini Central Grade school in August of 2013. The 2017-2018 school year will mark my 18th year in Education. After receiving my undergraduate degree from Illinois College in Jacksonville, I spent 11 years at Germantown Hills Elementary, in Germantown Hills, IL, as a 1st grade Inclusion and Kindergarten Inclusion teacher and 2 years at Brimfield Grade School, in Brimfield, IL, as the RTI Coordinator/Reading Interventionist and Reading Recovery teacher. I graduated from Illinois College with certifications in Early Elementary Education and Early Childhood Education.
I received my Masters in Teaching and Leadership from St. Xavier University in 2003. I am a lifelong learner, and have accumulated various courses from other universities along the way. In 2013, I became a trained Reading Recovery teacher through National Louis University. There is always something new to learn and different approaches to try! My quest for knowledge led me to complete the pursuit of my administrative certificate from the University of Illinois Springfield in July of 2016.
My husband, Bret, and I moved to Mason City in the summer of 2013, coming "home", following 14 years in the Peoria area. Along the way, we've become a family of 5. Our children Charlie, Eli, and Anna keep us very busy! We love living in the country and have felt very welcomed by the communities of Mason City, San Jose, and Easton. We were both raised in small towns and schools and feel extremely fortunate to be able to give the same experience to our children.
At Illini Central, I have had the opportunity to work as both a 1st grade Inclusion teacher, the Director of Teaching and Learning, and as the Director of Educational Services. It has been exciting to get to know the faculty and staff, students, and community through different capacities. I feel very lucky to have the opportunity to work in the district where we live and where our children attend school!
In my role as the Director of Educational Services, I enjoy the ability to work closely with the students, teachers, and administration in the areas of Title Services, Response to Intervention, Curriculum and Instruction, and Assessment.
Please contact me if you have any questions.
(217) 482-5180 X229