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What Is Life Like After The Parish School?

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A recorded virtual event from March 25, 2021, featuring Parish alumni families.

Do you ever wonder what the next step is for children after The Parish School? Meet a panel of alumni students and their families, as they share their journey and experience in transitioning from The Parish School.

Meet Our Speakers
  • Ashley Ackerman (Parish student 1995-2001): Graduated with a MFA from the Art Institute of Chicago for Visual Communication and Design. Currently working as a graphic design intern for a New York-based company called Efortles.

  • Ross Ackerman (Parish student 2001-2006): Research Associate at the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard. Currently researching the human microbiome, and developing immunofluorescence experiments quantifying COVID-19 antibodies in the serum of humans.

  • Kate Sullivan (Parish student 2006-2011): Senior at Incarnate Word Academy, excelling in academics and active in many clubs, including theater and GeoForce.

  • Dean Wincentsen (Parish student 2008-2016): Freshman at Kinder High School for the Performing and Visual Arts in the classical piano department.


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