It’s hard to find someone more passionate about the mission of the Pagosa Family School than its principal, Jane Parker.
With a B.A. in Spanish, an M.A. in Latin American Studies, and an Ed.S. degree in Educational Leadership, Parker is thankful for the opportunity to use her gifts and talents to serve in her role as principal for Pagosa Family School (PFS). Her years of experience as a high school Spanish teacher combined with her overseas travel to Venezuela, Spain, and Argentina for study and work have given her many rich life experiences that enable her to view education through a unique lens.
She has also spent several summers with her family living at and serving an orphanage in Haiti. While in Haiti, she enjoyed building relationships with the kids as well as being able to teach English classes.
“Because of my experiences in education, both locally and abroad, I realize how fortunate we are to choose how we educate our children and also to have access to so many quality educational opportunities. My life experiences have given me the heart to want to enrich the educational experiences of students in our community,” she says.
“I have a passion for building community relationships — whether that’s across the world or in our own town. My heart is all about building and supporting community, and I have the privilege of doing so in my role with PFS,” says Parker.
In addition to leading PFS, Parker also serves as the shared-schooling liason for the district, helping point families to educational resources within the district and community, including homeschooling, shared-schooling options, and assessment tools.
As principal of the Pagosa Family School and as the shared-schooling liaison, Parker is dedicated to providing all students in our community with exceptional educational opportunities both through Pagosa Family School’s enrichment courses and by helping families navigate opportunities within the district and the community.