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Arin Parks' Profile


Arin Parks

Media Specialist

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Contact Info:

Work Phone:

870-935-7501, 8018

Class Room Number:


About Me

Degrees and Certifications:

National Board for Professional Teacher Standards Certification, 2012


Master of Library Science

University of Central Arkansas, 2011


Graduate Exchange Program, Literature and Landscapes

University of Georgia/University of Cambridge, 2006


Master of Arts, English

Arkansas State University, 2005


Bachelor of Science in Education, English

Arkansas State University, 2002


Honors Diploma

Malvern High School, 1998


Teaching certifications:  Library Media K-12, English 7-12, Journalism 7-12

Current Position:

I began working at WHS as the library media specialist and journalism teacher in 2011. 

Previous Position:

Before coming to Westside, I taught English and journalism at Trumann High School for seven years and at England High School in England, AR for one year.  

Family Information:

I married Josh Parks, one of the ag teachers at Westside, in 2008.  I have two step-sons, one at the high school and one at the middle school, and one son at the elementary.  We have two goats, three cats, and one dog.

Personal Information:

In addition to working at Westside, I teach group fitness classes at the Trim Gym in Jonesboro.  I am a member of Central Baptist Church.  While I spend most of my “free time” taking care of my family and home, I enjoy traveling and reading.  I have visited all fifty states (although Oregon is debatable), as well as thirteen countries and counting.  

Contact Information

Westside High School
1630 Highway 91 West
Jonesboro, Arkansas 72404

School Hours: 7:55 a.m. – 3:20 p.m.

Office Hours: 7:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Phone: 870-935-7501 x1
Fax: 870-268-9119

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