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#FacultySpotlight: Sara Parr

Meet Mrs. Sara Parr! Mrs. Parr currently teaches History at WCHS and serves as our Gifted Resource Teacher and SS Department Chair.

She defines herself as Creative. Efficient. & Curious.

What is your personal philosophy? 

I try every day to become more and more compassionate. Every student deserves the best education their teacher can give them.

How was your high school experience? 

I was a pretty quiet student in high school and got along with almost everyone in my class well. I loved to read, worked a part-time job every afternoon and was on the soccer team.

When did you realize you wanted to become a teacher? 

I fell in love with history in college and knew that the best way to be able to make history a part of my daily life was to teach it to others.
If you could have any other job what would it be?

I would love to own a Home Goods and clothing store one day.

Any advice to students of WCHS? 

My advice to my students would be to work hard. The world doesn't owe you anything. If you want something you have to work hard, stay focused, overcome some obstacles and get it.

What would you like to be your greatest accomplishment? 

My greatest accomplishment will be to look back on my life and know that not only did I raise my children to be kind, compassionate, hardworking people but that I pushed my students to do the same.

What is the one thing you cannot resist?
I cannot resist dark chocolate and coffee. My students can attest to that!

Where is the best place you've traveled to and why?
My two favorite cities in the world are right here in Ga! Savannah and Jekyll Island are my happy places. I actually did my senior thesis research in college on Jekyll Island and still try to go there every year.

You're hosting a dinner party. Who are the 3 people, living or dead, who you would invite and why?

Since I teach history I will choose historical figures. 

  1. The Apostle Paul- With everything he did and experienced in spreading Christianity to various parts of the world, he would be a fascinating figure to speak with.
  2. Thomas Jefferson- I think he was probably the greatest political mind this country has ever seen. I'd love to have a conversation with him.
  3. Winston Churchill- Not only did he see Britain through WWII, he had a great sense of humor. He'd be fun to get coffee with.