Degrees and Certifications:
Bachelor of Fine Arts, Graphic Design Post Bac - Education K-12 CTE Endorsement 8-12 Art Endorsement K-12 200 Hour RYT - Certified Yoga Teacher
Mrs. Denise Parrino
Welcome to a year of gratitude! As you know my name is Denise Parrino and hopefully I am your teacher this year for Computer Applications or Creative Publications and I am truly excited! I look forward to walking down the path of technology with you. As a child I always loved art and design. My passion became a reality when I earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Graphic Design from Arizona State University.
After several years in the design business I was blessed to be married and have two incredibly amazing daughters. I connected my love for children, design and education and returned to college earning a Post-Bac in Education. Next, I completed my student teaching in art at Hillcrest Middle School and have remained here for the past 20 years.
I transitioned from the art room to the technology lab after my second year. I became CTE Certified and have been teaching computers ever since. In addition to teaching, for the past 19 years I have served as Exploratory Department chair. I also enoyed collaboraitng with the community to form a partnership in education as the Publicity and Community Outreach coordinator. I believe in spreading kindness, serving your community and empowering our youth to do the same is part of my passion.
Last year I also became a certified yoga instructor, which has made an incredible impact in all areas of my life. I am very fortunate to be married to my best friend, and together we are so happy to watch our family grow, welcoming two beautiful grandaughters and their fathers into our lives. We have another due to arrive in December. I love to hike, cook, practice yoga, create and travel. I love my family, my job, my students, what I teach and just life in general! Attitude is gratitude.