Instructor: Mary Parsons
Mary Parsons has a B.A. in Spanish from Florida International University, and an M.S. in TESOL and an EdS in Educational Leadership from Nova Southeastern University. She also is Florida state certified to teach Elementary Ed, Primary Ed, Spanish, German, Ed leadership, and ESOL, and has a reading endorsement. She has spent the past 27 years of her teaching career teaching in the Miami Dade County Public Schools in elementary, secondary and adult education. She taught second grade, kindergarten and Spanish for 12 years in elementary school, and has been teaching ESOL for 15 years in high school. She has served as a mentor teacher for beginning teachers, supervising teacher of field interns, department chairperson, SACS committee member and leadership team member. Ms. Parsons has extensive experience in working with ESOL students and other students of diverse backgrounds. When she is not in the classroom, Ms. Parsons enjoys traveling and performing in her German folkdance group before audiences around South Florida.