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Recently retiring from the public school system after 32 years of teaching, Kevin Parker decided to join CEV Multimedia to continue pursuing his passion for Career and Technical Education (CTE).
Originally from San Antonio, Texas, Parker taught various agriculture courses around the Houston area. While teaching at Stuart Career Center in Baytown, Texas, Parker received the Teacher of the Year award. Parker also served as the Area III FFA Treasurer for 20 years, served on the State VATAT Board of Directors for nine years, and served on the State FFA Board of Directors for three years. However, he says his favorite aspect about teaching was seeing the growth in his young students.
"There's nothing more rewarding than knowing my colleagues and I have made a real difference in our students' lives," Parker said.
Parker says he enjoys working with CTE teachers because they understand the importance of building a relationship with their students, which helps the process of making their rigorous programs relevant in students' lives.
"Modern education doesn't stress relevance enough, but we do!" Parker said. "CTE programs define relevance."
Parker and his wife, Rita, have two daughters, Wendy and Kinsey. Both of his daughters graduated with agriculture education degrees and are now teachers. Although Parker has had many impressive achievements throughout his life, when asked about his greatest accomplishment, he does not acknowledge any of them.
"I hope my greatest accomplishment is yet to come," Parker said.
CTE Curriculum Consultant
Linda Creech, originally from Houston, Texas, taught Family & Consumer Sciences at Alief ISD and Fort Bend ISD for a combined five years before becoming an administrator at Fort Bend ISD where she served as CTE Coordinator for 25 years. She says her favorite aspect of teaching was working with students.
Upon retirement, Creech began working immediately. She joined the CEV team because she wants to continue to help teachers. Creech says her favorite aspect of CEV is, “the quality of the product itself and the support it gives teachers.”
As a CTE Curriculum Consultant, Creech looks forward to working with CTE teachers. “They have the biggest hearts, think outside the box, teach the whole child and get the whole picture of education,” Creech said.
Creech is mother to one “amazing” daughter and son-in-law. She has one grandson and another on the way.
CTE Curriculum Consultant
Stephanie Tullis, originally from Houston, Texas has been an educator for 33 years. She has taught at John Foster Dulles High School, William P. Clements High School, I.H. Kempner High School and currently teaches at Houston Community College.
Tullis has sponsored Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) and Business Professionals of America (BPA) for a combination of 26 years. She has been recognized as an outstanding educator by the Houston Area Alliance of Black School Educators (HAABSE) in 2008.
Since retirement, Tullis has been an adjunct professor and has also been working toward motivational speaking. She says her favorite aspect of teaching is “witnessing student success while encouraging them to strive to do their best.”
Tullis says she decided to work for CEV because she was excited about the iCEV online curriculum. “I wish I would’ve had access to it when I taught high school. I feel like it can be quite positive to teacher and student success.”