Teacher Feature – Ms Parker


Salam El-Natour

What highschool(s) did you attend?

Freshman through junior year I went to Willowbrook High School in Villa Park, Illinois, then I moved to Eisenhower High School for my senior year.

What year did you graduate? 2012

What kinds of activities and hobbies were you involved in?

I was a dancer, did musicals and plays, played piano, took voice lessons, all that fun stuff. 

What was on your favorite playlist, and how did you listen to it?

Pandora was really big and I listened to all my music on my first Iphone. I listened to a lot of pop/pop r&b. I was really into Jason, Lady Gaga, a few new Madonna songs, along with ACDC, Lynyrd Skynyrd, and a bunch of classic rock and southern rock bands since my brother was teaching himself how to play guitar at the time. 

What was your most embarrassing memory from your high school years?

There was this massive staircase we had to go up and down everyday at the central most point of the school. I was walking down holding my boyfriend’s hand and I missed a step and did one of those power slides down an entire flight of stairs. It was a big crowd of people and my boyfriend had not let go of my hand yet so he just ran after me saying, “Oh no, oh no, oh no, oh no” and it drew even more attention to watching it happen, and I still think about it to this day.