Southbridge Middle School
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Meet the Principal
Principal, Southbridge Middle School
Senior Director of Secondary Instruction
B.A. in Human Services, Spanish minor, Northeastern University
M.A. Teaching, Florida Southern College
Boston College, Fellow, Lynch Leadership Academy
Harvard Business School - Certificate, Leading Change, School Management and Leadership
Mrs. Parsons is excited to be a part of the Southbridge Public Schools team and believes deeply that all students deserve the opportunity to make choices for their future. Having spent five years before joining SPS doing turnaround school work in Dorchester, she is excited about the prospect of collaborating with teachers, students and community in creating a different narrative for our schools. In Dorchester, Mrs. Parsons taught English and led instructional initiatives as part of UP Academy as Principal in Residence, Dean of Curriculum and Instruction and Assistant Principal.
Before joining UP Academy, Mrs. Parsons was a part of Phoenix Charter Academy, an alternative school in Chelsea, MA, with a college-prep mission. It was there, through her roles as a Program Director for an Americorps tutoring program and Head of School, that Mrs. Parsons truly began to marry her beliefs about what students are capable of with how to give them the skills to achieve. Before working at PCA, Mrs. Parsons taught high school math and worked in college access programming in Florida.
Someone once said that if high school is where students drop out of school, then middle school is where students fall out. Mrs. Parsons believes that middle school is a critical place for families and school to stay in partnership to ensure all students see many options for their future. She would love to talk more about this -- or to connect about students and their education in general - and can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling the school at (508) 764-5450.