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.
“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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