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Patricia Parker

Patricia Parker
Assistant Professor of Mathematics   

Germanna Community College

What inspires me:
"All there is to learn about determination and grit, I have learned from community college students."

Patricia Parker

Patricia Parker is an assistant professor of mathematics at Germanna Community College, where she has taught for the past eight years. She has taught in Virginia for 27 years at the middle school, high school and community college levels.

Since 2015, Parker has served the Virginia Community College System as the VCCS mathematics pathways project manager, as the developmental mathematics chair and as a mathematics instructor. She has worked on Virginia’s 2012 redesign of developmental mathematics and the current Mathematics Pathways Project. Parker also serves as a Dana Center Mathematics Pathways Facilitator supporting this work at the national level. Her research soon will be published in the University of Texas Charles A. Dana Center’s Emerging Issues in Mathematics Pathways monograph. 

Parker earned her degrees from the University of Virginia in 1991. She and her husband, Bob, also a mathematics instructor, have two sons and an “adopted college student” who are wrapping up college degrees of their own. 

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