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Navigating Your Child's Education: Grades 6-8

Jim Parrish

​Jim began his Worthington Christian School adventure in 2000. He is the current Assistant Head of School and Lower School principal for WC. Before moving to his administrative role, Jim taught 5th grade at WC and Gahanna-Jefferson Public Schools. Jim married his college sweetheart, Terri, in 1986, and they have two grown children who are both married and gainfully employed. Jim is passionate about helping people move forward in their role, whether as a teacher, parent, or spouse. In the fall of each year, if you listen closely, you will hear him cheering on the football Buckeyes of The Ohio State University.

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Talking With Our Kids When Life Feels Hard

By Jim Parrish on Apr 2, 2020 9:00 PM

During his first inaugural speech, President Franklin Roosevelt shared with a Depression Era America, "...the only thing we have to fear is fear itself."  As a society, we are currently experiencing events that can foster a variety of fears. I would encourage all of us to look at the spirit of FDR's words and lean into his urging of not focusing on being fearful.

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Family-Friendly Volunteer Opportunities in Central Ohio

By Jim Parrish on Nov 20, 2019 1:38 PM

I got "canned" in November of 1999, but I recall it like it was yesterday. I was not expecting it nor was my family, yet this event changed the way I see things even today, 20 years later.

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