Eric Parmelee - 5th-8th Science, 5th Health, 7th-8th Social Studies
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262-248-4067 ext. 236
Greetings, my name is Eric Parmelee, and I have the pleasure to be the Science teacher for the 5th-8th graders here at Traver School for the last 10 years. I also teach Geography and U.S. History to 7th and 8th graders! I love teaching our next generation of learners.
I grew up in Central Wisconsin where I graduated from Waupaca High School. I spent a lot of time in the great outdoors (still do) growing up way out in the country near thousands of acres of public land with two trout streams flowing through them that was connected to our “back 40”. Some of my fondest memories growing up was fishing, hunting, camping, trapping, skiing and anything else outdoors with friends and family. I also played Hockey from the time I was 5 until my Senior year of high school. I was lucky enough to have parents drive me all over Wisconsin every weekend on Wisconsin’s lovely winter roads!
I spent my first 2 years of college at the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh and then transferred to Marian College of Fond Du Lac. Four years later, I earned a Bachelor of Science in Education with a double minor in Environmental Science and Social Studies. I figured out after 6 years in school that I was a life long learner and ready to teach the next generation of learners what I have learned along the way. My college experience was great, but I was ready to share my passion for learning with students.
Teaching at Traver is such a blessing in so many ways; small classes, close knit staff, and most of all, a family atmosphere :) Speaking of family, I have a wonderful wife named Melissa and we have six children! Our house gets a little crazy at times but I couldn’t imagine being anywhere else in life :) I still love the great outdoors and everything it has to offer, whether it be a forage through the forest looking for wild mushrooms with family or fishing on Geneva Lake with my kids. Teaching my own children (or anybody else) about the outdoors and to be stewards of our land is simply the best!