The Table Rock Lake Chamber of Commerce and Dolly Parton's Imagination Library honored Mrs. Tammy Parrish as the Teacher of the Month for April. Mrs. Parrish teaches Health Occupations at Gibson Technical Center.
“Mrs. Parrish helps prepare students for careers in the nursing field,” said Gibson Tech Director Nick Thieman. “Her students have a 99% passing rate on the state certified nursing assistant exam over the last 13 years.”
Mrs. Parrish’s students also compete in SkillsUSA competitions. This year, her students finished in first, second, and third in the district competition, then placed in the top five at the state level.
One student said, “She is supportive of our decisions about the future and is always there to talk about any struggles going on in our lives. She always asks about our days and remembers what has been happening in our lives.”
Another student added, “She always greets each and every one of us when we arrive and asks us how we are. However, she stopped allowing us to respond by saying, ‘tired’ because she says we need to be energetic for her class and learn fast!”