Faculty Focus: Mr. Parker Turner

Haven Ross, Social Media Chair

The new school year brings new friends, new schedules, and new faculty members! Mr. Parker Turner is one of the new additions to the RMA family. He teaches Middle School English and Latin, so he gets to experience the luxury of the new building! Mr. Turner is from Montgomery, Alabama, and he attended a school very similar to our own, called The Montgomery Academy. After high school, his academic journey continued at Sewanee: The University of the South, where he majored in American Studies focused on Antebellum South. Mr. Turner always knew he wanted to be a teacher, so he was able to start his job search quickly after college. When he heard about the open position at RMA, he knew that he had found “the one.” When Mr. Turner isn’t in the classroom, he enjoys hiking and being in the outdoors. Make sure to say “hi” next time you see him in the halls!

  1. Do you have any pets? If so, what kinds of pets, and what are their names?

Unfortunately, my apartment does not allow dogs. If it did, I would have a dog (preferably a Labrador Retriever).

  1. What is a little known fact about you?

I once sold shoes to Bill Murray.

  1. What is your favorite tv show?

It would have to be a tie between The Office and The Wire.

  1. If you could only read one book for the rest of time, what it would be?

That’s a tough question to ask an English teacher! At this point in my life, I’d most likely choose Walden by Henry David Thoreau.

  1. Who is your role model?

My mother is my role model. She is also an English teacher and has always been an incredible support system.

  1. Do you have a secret talent?

I can juggle? (Kind of)

  1. Who would play you in a movie about yourself?

I think Michael Cera would do a good job.

  1. What is your favorite food?

Right now, it’s sushi.

  1. What is your favorite quote?

I believe that man will not merely endure: he will prevail. He is immortal, not because he alone among creatures has an inexhaustible voice, but because he has a soul, a spirit capable of compassion and sacrifice and endurance.” From William Faulkner’s Nobel Prize acceptance speech