Our Mission and Vision

Inspired by our values of Wisdom, Honor and Service, the mission of Parish Episcopal School's inclusive Episcopal community is to guide young people to become creative learners and bold leaders prepared to impact our complex global society.

Our vision at Parish Plus is to expand upon the school day, providing all our community members opportunities to experience and learn more. Whether they are students growing into becoming young leaders, alumni wishing to rekindle connections and return to their Parish roots, or adults wishing to develop new skills, change careers or excel on their current path, Parish Plus wants to be a part of the journey. We challenge all members of the Parish community and the broader local community to continue to seek out new opportunities for growth and fulfillment by offering programming that sparks curiosity, and enlightens, equips and empowers each of us. 

Belonging at Parish

As a school founded on the values of Wisdom, Honor and Service, Parish Episcopal School believes that embracing our inclusive community facilitates our social, spiritual and intellectual growth and drives excellence in teaching and learning. We empower our students to be authentic and prepare them to lead by demonstrating knowledge of and respect for the rich variety of people and points of view that exist in our complex global society. To learn more about Parish’s inclusive community please read more here.

Parish Plus programs are designed to reflect the values of Parish Episcopal School and as a result, the commitment to a diverse and inclusive community extends to the opportunities offered outside of the regular school day. We strive to have offerings that appeal to a wide variety of builders, creators and learners of many ages and stages of life.

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Meet the Core Team

Parish Extend and Summer Director

Jessica Rodriguez

Jessica is starting her tenth year with the program. As Director of Parish Extend and Summer, she works with our partners to develop a wide variety of classes in academics, arts, athletics and STEM. She is also responsible for parent and student experiences in PreK Extension, Extended Day and Explorations as well as in the Music and Dance Academies. She holds a B.A. in Political Science from SMU.

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Stephanie Pearson

Associate Director of Parish Plus, Retail

Stephanie Pearson

Stephanie has a BBA in Marketing from Texas A&M and has worked at Parish for six years. She handles merchandise planning and purchasing for PAWS as well as store operations, events and procurement for special group needs. She loves hearing the students’ ideas on new trends and what they might like to see in the store, whether it is a new outerwear style, favorite hair accessory or popular writing utensil. Suggestions to help meet the needs of our Parish community are always welcome!

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Ann Morgan.

Director of The Academy

Ann Morgan

Ann is the Director of The Academy and is in her 5th year at Parish. In addition to overseeing The Academy, Ann teaches all levels of Latin in the Upper School; she also serves as the Subject Area Coordinator for World Languages. As Director of The Academy, Ann coordinates with Parish faculty to offer a wide range of courses to our students over the summer through innovative blended learning environments; she oversees course offerings, scheduling, and program development. Ann has a M.Ed. in Educational Technology from University of Arkansas, as well as a Ph.D. in Classics from University of Texas at Austin.

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Adrian Sanchez

Parish Extend and Summer Manager

Adrian Sanchez

Having worked with the program in various capacities since 2006, including owning 8Bit Education, which offered some of our favorite camps and classes, Adrian now manages the Hillcrest and Midway campus daily operations of Extended Day and Explorations. Adrian is also responsible for all registration and account details.

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Parish Extend and Summer Assistant

Tony Sanchez

With experience in various roles within the program since 2016, Tony now actively contributes to program administration and daily operations at both Hillcrest and Midway campuses.  His dedication ensures that all participants reach their classes, lessons, and thoroughly enjoy their programs.

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