The Parrish Learning Zone Philosophy
It is our goal to help every student acquire the SKILLS they are
Parrish Learning Zone Founders
Nina Parrish, M.ED.
CEO and co-Founder
Nina Parrish graduated from the University of Mary Washington with a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology. While attending the University of Mary Washington, Nina was elected to Who’s Who Among Students in American Colleges and Universities in recognition of outstanding merit and accomplishment. Following graduation from the University of Mary Washington, she received the Project PISCES scholarship to attend North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University where she completed her certification in Special Education for K-12 students with learning disabilities, mental retardation, and emotional disturbance. After obtaining her license, Nina earned a Masters Degree in Education for School Counseling in grades Pre K-12 from Virginia Commonwealth University while achieving a 4.0 GPA. Nina was chosen as one of the “Top 10 of the Next Gen” business leaders. This award honors 10 Fredericksburg-area professionals under the age of 40 for their professional accomplishments and community contributions.
Nina has been a Special Education teacher in the public schools for seven years and has tutored students privately for over five years. She has taught remedial reading, language arts, math, history, and study skills classes in the sixth, seventh, and eighth grades. Nina has classroom and counseling experience at the elementary, middle, and high school levels. She is excited to have the opportunity to design customized instructional programs for use with students individually and in small groups so that all students are able to experience learning success.
Nina writes a blog on education and parenting topics for Fredericksburg Parent and Family and The Huffington Post. She is also a contributor
Jay Parrish graduated from the University of Mary Washington with a Bachelor of Science degree in Business. He gained extensive sales and customer service experience working for a Fortune 500 corporation for six years. Jay taught business and marketing classes to Spotsylvania County Public high school students for six years. During his time teaching led five DECA (An Association of Marketing Students) students to qualify for the International Career and Development Conference. One student placed in the Top 10 in the World for his marketing event. He loves having the opportunity to apply his business management and marketing skills to a cause he believes in, helping students build their confidence and skills in order to experience success.