Have Only Positive Expectations!

It is my pleasure to be working with students and families at New Hope High School.  

In 1990, I began my career as a high school math teacher at Copperas Cove High School in Copperas Cove, TX after graduating from Angelo State University, San Angelo, TX with a Bachelors in Mathematics.  In 1992, I began working for Leander ISD as a math teacher at Leander High School.  By 1998 I had completed by Masters in Educational Psychology at The University of Texas in Austin.  I was fortunate enough to begin working as a counselor with a fantastic LHS administrative staff immediately.  In the fall of 2003 I transferred to New Hope High School, first as a full time math teacher for a semester and then by the second semester my position changed to half time counselor at NHHS and a half time counselor at the LEO Center.  By 2007 a full time counseling position was approved at NHHS and here I am.  It is a privilege to work with the staff and student body of NHHS.  

My other work experiences, outside of education, are cook's assistant, waitress, bank teller, nanny and insurance data entry.

My husband is a captain in the Austin Fire Department and I have three teenage children who bring me much joy while keeping me very busy.  These days my spare time is focused on my kids but I do enjoy being outdoors, gardening, movies, traveling and serving in my church.

Leander ISD has some really great tools to help you begin planning your next chapter in life after high school, or post secondary.  I highly encourage you to visit the LISD College and Career page.  The page is linked to NHHS' home webpage.  From the CCR page you can access Naviance (career investigation and scholarships), Apply Texas, FAFSA and much more.

I hope you will leave New Hope High School with:
a high school diploma.
a plan that leads you to a career that will bring you happiness and provide security.
a positive feeling about your own physical, mental and emotional being.                                             
a heart that cares for others.

Best regards,
Mrs. Parrish

Mail to: mona.parrish@leanderisd.org
Phone:  512-570-2213
Fax:  512-570-2204