Spending time with my family, Chicago Bears fan, Fantasy football
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Hi!! My name is John Parker, and I am an Illinois Regional Admissions Advisor working with incoming freshman at UWM. I grew up in Downers Grove, IL and have been living in Plainfield, IL with my wife, Toni, since 2008. I am loving getting to know Wisconsin and discovering all that Milwaukee has to offer! Trying new restaurants and catching a game at Miller Park, when the Cubs are in town, are a couple things I like to do.
I have spent the last 20 years working in education. First as a special education teacher working with both elementary and high school students. Next, I transitioned into Admissions working with both graduate and undergraduate students. My passion is helping students and making a difference in their lives. I have a B.S. in History from Northern Illinois University, a Master of Arts in Teaching from National Louis University and a master’s in special education from Governors State University. Education is very important to me. I am proud of my success and grateful for the help I received. I hope to repay the help I received by helping others to achieve their dreams.
If you have decided that UWM is the school for you or still just considering your options, please don’t hesitate to contact me! I’d love to work together to be sure you are on the path that is best for you.