Gabby Parker, Class of 2014

Last Updated 6/7/2024Posted in Homepage Feed, Alumni

Name: Gabby Parker

Class Of: 2014

High School: Statesville High School AP Academy

College(s): B.A. in English & M.A. in Writing from Carolina University  

Occupation: English Instructor at Coastal Carolina University

Currently Living In: Myrtle Beach, SC

"I will forever be grateful for the amazing nine years I spent at ARS. Not only was I consistently given a stellar education, but the school allowed me to make lifelong friends. Even now, we often joke that the most important things in life, we learned within the walls of ARS — though we may be joking when we say it, we know that for the most part, it’s completely true. The school not only fostered a sense of community that helped us build empathy and compassion, but also delivered instruction in such a way that over ten years later, I still vividly remember many of the lessons we were given. Now, it’s my honor to inspire my students in the same way my teachers at ARS always inspired me. I think it’s so important that ARS allows students to focus on the arts. It wasn’t until we were given a creative writing assignment in class that I realized I could write for fun. I still remember that piece I wrote in sixth grade: I haven’t stopped writing since. It’s thanks to ARS that I had the confidence to pursue writing as a career and recently had my first piece published in a literary journal! I will never be able to properly convey just how much my time at ARS has positively impacted my life — I am so very thankful that I got the chance to go to such an amazing school!" - Gabby Parker

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About ARS:

American Renaissance School is a K-8 public charter school in Historic Downtown Statesville, NC.

Our mission is to ensure a standard of academic excellence by providing a nurturing environment that allows each child to reach their fullest potential as students and citizens.

Our vision is to be the best choice for education in North Carolina. Our board, administration, staff, and teachers, with parental and community input, have identified our core beliefs and core values, which in turn are reflected in our strategic priority areas. These guide our daily operations at all levels.

Learn more about ARS here.



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