Mechanicsville Elementary teacher remembered

Posted on Thursday, July 31, 2014 at 11:43 am

One thing Mechanicsville Elementary School Principal Amy Robinson won’t forget about one of her first-grade teachers is the superhero costume, cape included, that she wore at the school’s field day.

The Mechanicsville Elementary School sign is adorned with tributes to Renee Parr.

The Mechanicsville Elementary School sign is adorned with tributes to Renee Parr.

“Renee [Parr] could throw together a costume in 30 minutes,” Robinson said.

“It was the most hilarious thing,” she added. “It was so Renee.”

That day, Robinson said her co-worker and friend declared herself as “Captain Field Day” and that memory of Parr with a cape leading her students to fun is one that won’t be forgotten.

That was one of the many things that stood out about the first grade teacher; she dressed up for any and every occasion.  Parr, who Robinson and many in the Mechanicsville Elementary School community won’t forget, died July 14 from a heart attack.

Parr taught at the school for seven years and just the year before she worked full time, she worked as a long-term substitute. Robinson said that’s when she knew she wanted Parr to work at the school. Parr got along with the students and faculty very well.

“She was just a perfect fit here,” Robinson said.

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