Kevin Parentin

Bachelor of Science Outdoor Education, Department of Health Education and Recreation, Southern Illinois University
Masters Of Science, Outdoor Education and Recreation, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Affectionately called KP by the students, Kevin joined the faculty in 2005 and teaches Sixth Grade Language Arts, as well as additional exploratory courses and themes. Kevin earned his BS degree in Outdoor Education/Recreation from Southern Illinois University and his Masters of Science from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Prior to his teaching position, he worked for many years in our summer camp program as a lead counselor and took a semester off from college to work with Kevin Navarro on the Sixth Grade Wilderness Experience. As part of his education, Kevin received certification in outdoor leadership from both Outward Bound and Wilderness Education Association. In addition to his strong outdoor background, Kevin shares an equal passion for writing and research. He has published several articles about the environment and has conducted two large-scale studies on the development of community among retirees. Kevin is passionate about providing students access to authentic learning in which their experiences are genuine, adventurous, and rooted in the community. In his own words, he states, “I feel compelled to carry the banner of experiential education because I consider it to be the foundation of my own academic success.”


Position: Middle School Teacher, Adventure Education Coordinator