Priscilla Parchia is a lifelong learner and educator, originally hailing from Georgia. She has worked in the education field since her very first job at a circus camp at 15 as a counselor, drama instructor, choreographer, music director, program director, and stage director.
After moving to the Bay in 2008, she started working with youth in Oakland Unified and currently works in the Expanded Learning Office supporting after school and summer programs. She recently completed the National Afterschool Matters Fellowship and California School-Age Consortium Leadership Development Institute.
Her major interest is educational reform based on youth development practices and hands-on learning. She is also an actress and singer with years of performing, coaching, and directing experience. Priscilla stands for equity, empowerment, and peace for herself and all others. She enjoys reading, solitude & fellowship in nature, all the arts & crafts, roller skating, and traveling across the globe as much as financially possible!