New Face Around Our Space: Carl Parke

Meet seventh grade teacher Carl Parke! Carl is a Florida native and considers Tampa home although he was born in Jacksonville. In some capacity, Carl has been involved in education or community advocacy for almost 30 years and is very proud to be a teacher. He considers himself a life-long learner and wants to continue learning ways honing my craft.

What are you most excited about this year?
I am looking forward to being a part of the TCS community and utilizing the school’s project-based curriculum. I believe, and the research supports, that students learn best in an environment such as this and can’t wait for the year to get underway.

When you’re not at school, where can we find you?
If I’m not at school, odds are I’m riding a bicycle, spending time with my family, or fly fishing.

Where is your favorite vacation spot?
Anywhere I can have my family, a bicycle, and a fly rod.

Which fictional character would you most like to meet?

That’s a tough one. Either Professor Dumbledore or Gandalf the Grey would my number one pick, and I can’t really choose one over the other.