Phone: 785.330.2431


Degrees and Certifications:

* Bachelor of Education - Primary/Junior - University of Ottawa - Ottawa, Ontario * Bachelor of Education - Intermediate - English - University of Western - London, Ontario * Bachelor of Arts - Women's Studies Major / Film Studies Minor - University of Victoria - Victoria, British Columbia * ESL Endorsement

Ms. Kara Parkhurst

4th Grade Teacher
Hillcrest Staff 2012-Present

Welcome! I am excited to be teaching Grade 4 at Hillcrest Elementary again this year!  Prior to teaching at Hillcrest, I taught in my hometown of Red Lake, Ontario. I have been teaching since I graduated from the University of Ottawa (Ottawa, Ontario) in 2007. In July, 2011 I moved to Lawrence to live with my husband Brad. Each summer, I am fortunate enough to be able to head back to Red Lake to visit my family and friends, as well as take in the Canadian wilderness and scenery. When I am not teaching, I enjoy swimming, biking and powertraining classes, as well as knitting, photography, playing guitar and singing.