About the Teacher

NAME: N. M. Parks

SCHOOL: Walt Disney Magnet School

CLASS: 3rd Grade

SCHOOL PHONE: 773-534-5840 or 773-534-5846


Greetings from Ms. N. Parks

Hello! My name is Ms. N. Parks and I have been teaching at Walt Disney Magnet 
School since 1996!  

When I am not at school, I love to spend time with my family. Some of my 
interests include reading,writing,traveling,activities with my 
church,cooking,dancing,gardening and martial arts. 

You may be surprised to know that I have a first degree black belt in a 
Korean martial art called Hapkido. I have been to Korea to practice with the 
Korean martial arts team! What an exciting experience! 

I love working in my garden and every summer I grow some of the most 
beautiful flowers! This summer I entered my garden in a contest and it won! 
Wow! I also really enjoy visiting museums. There is so much to learn 
at the Museum of Science and Industry and the Adler Planetarium.

Reading is one of my favorite activities! I hope everyone had a chance to 
read some fantastic books over the summer. All of the children will have the 
opportunity to tell me about their favorite stories.

Chicago has always been my home and I think it is a great city! After high 
school, I left Chicago to attend Williams College in Williamstown, 
Massachusetts, which is ranked #1 again by Forbes as America's Top College 
2012! Later, I received my M.Ed. in Curriculum and Instruction and my Type 75 
Administration certificate at Loyola University in Chicago.

I love children and I love teaching! Motivating a child to succeed, to strive 
to do his/her personal best and to become a life-long learner are the 
greatest pleasures of teaching. I believe that parents and teachers should be 
partners in the education process. I am confident that with your support we 
will all have a great school year.

Ms. N. Parks