Shary Parra


Where did you grow up and what was your first language?

I grew up in New York City; my first language was Spanish. 

Where did you go to college?

Union College and NYU

What was your favorite book in middle school?

To Kill a Mockingbird, by Harper Lee


What is the best part of teaching at Hamilton Grange?

Helping students use their strengths to overcome life's challenges

What is your favorite thing to do when you are not teaching?

Tap it back at Soul Cycle

What is your favorite quote?

You're off to great places! Today is your day! Your mountain is waiting so,... get on your way!