OUR STAFFJohn Paarlberg
Degrees and Certifications:
B.A. , Political Science / History Purdue University M.B.A. Indiana Wesleyan University M. Ed. History University of North Carolina Wilmington
Greetings one and all,
Shortridge High School is my latest stop in the adventure we call life. I grew up on the beach in New Hampshire and East Africa. I earned a B.A. in Political Science and History from Purdue in 1980, have lived in in 11 different states, some of them twice, and called 7 different houses home. During that time I served in the United States Marine Corps, spent 20 plus years in the pharmaceutical industry and have taught all things social studies for the last seven years in three different states as my wife, Laurie, and I have juggled children, grandchildren, careers, education and duty for the last 38 years.
I am excited to join the faculty here at Shortridge High School and be part of the adventure for our students who are our future. I have an MBA from Indiana Wesleyan and a M Ed from University of North Carolina Wilmington. When not in school we can usually be found either in the outdoors, biking, or traveling to see grandchildren.