Claude & Stella Parson Elementary School

Principal - Ms. Christine Prosen

The school code in Illinois legislates that 51% of a principal's time be spent in the role of educational leader.  I was always amazed that a percentage could be assigned and a law passed when this all-consuming profession is more than a job... it defines what we are 100% of the time.

When I reflect and try to articulate how I perceive what it is we do and are responsible for, I have vision.  To me, vision is not what I see with my eyes but what I believe in my heart is possible.  My vision reflects my passion for my profession and the community I serve.  It is the ultimate of what can happen.

I envision school as a creative, dynamic learning environment.  I see learners as teachers and teachers as learners. I see the written and spoken word cherished and celebrated.  I see students as practicing scientists and mathematicians.  I see technology as something we advance, not use.  I see inventors and innovators.  I see artists and musicians enriching our lives with their talents.  I see the school family as active, proud, patriotic citizens who love their country and respect mankind.  I see problems as opportunities for learning.  I see educators creating an unquenchable thirst for knowledge.

Assistant Principal - Ms. Palmer Jackson

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Office Manager- Mary Ottinger
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Office Clerk- Jessica Waites

FASA - Ms. Linda Griffith

Nurse - Ms. Jeanene Fernandez

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                  Ms. Black                                            Mr. Boggess                               Ms. Colón-Rosario                             Ms. Goodell
               Kitchen Staff                                           Custodian                                             SPTA                                          Resource Aide

                 Ms. Knudsen                                      Mr. Korder                                          Mr. Ricks                                         Mr. Sanchez 
​                Kitchen Staff                                     RB3 Strategist                                  Kitchen Staff                                       Kitchen Staff

                Ms. Smith                                                                                                     Ms. Vázquez
                    SPTA                                                                                                                  SPTA


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Mr. Ferguson -Computer Technician
Ms. Bonnetts - Resource Aide
Ms. Hendricks - SPTA
​Ms. Thomas - Social Worker
Ms. Edwards - GATE
Ms. Richardson - Counselor