Business Education

Barbara Curry

Department Chair

Contact: (318) 759-2272

BCA, College Business, Business Law, Head Volleyball Coach

Hello! I am Mrs. Curry and I will be teaching Business Education this year! This is my sixteenth year to teach and my second year as a Parkway Panther! I am also an adjunct professor at Bossier Parish Community College (BPCC). I graduated from BPCC with a degree in Computer Science before attending Louisiana Tech to obtain my bachelors in Business/Marketing and my masters in Secondary Education. I am married to Chad and we have 4 children and 6 grandchildren. I am proud to say that all 3 of my older children (Lauren, Tim, Taylor) are college graduates and our youngest son (Connor) is a 2017 high school graduate and is attending Palomar College in San Diego, California. Our class will be busy this semester writing, researching, and debating the responsibilities of a citizen in a democratic society and the basic attitudes and understanding of what is necessary for citizenship. Topics we will cover include the Constitution, the three levels of government, current events, politics, elections, the judicial system, and state and local government. In addition, each student will be required to pass the FEMA 0700 National Incident Management System (NIMS) an introduction certification. Please feel free to contact me at school if you have any questions or concerns. I am looking forward to getting to know each of you.
Achievements and Honors include:
1st Place Academic Literary Rally both Regional & State – Computer Science and Business Computer Applications (2014 and 2015)ACT Readiness Alignment (2013)1st Place Louisiana State Technology Challenge (2013)MOS- Master Certified (2013)Leadership of Supervision and Curriculum (2012)Project Based Learning Certification (2011)Supervision of Student Teaching (2008)Bossier Parish Optimist Club High School Teacher of the Year (2006)Plain Dealing High School Teacher of the Year (2005)Currently working toward Reading Specialist Certification

Mitch Grubbs

Contact: (318) 759-2278

Journey To Careers, Principles of Business, IBCA, BCA

I was born in Monroe, La and raised in West Monroe, La. I graduated from West Monroe High School and then attended The Art Institute of Houston where I received an Associate of Applied Science/Culinary Arts. I also attended Northwestern State University where I received a Bachelor's Degree in Computer and Natural Science. My wife and I moved to Houston shortly after we married and I worked at Lowe's and Wolfgang Puck Express. When we moved back I continued working at Lowe's until I found another job working at Casco Industries. I worked there until the economy worsened. I worked at Lowe's for 11 years and Casco for a year. I decided that I would try my hand at Substituting. I did this in Webster parish and Red River Parish for 2 years. I have been a permanent sub at Parkway High School for the last 4 years. I have taught Business, Science, Social Studies, and Math. This will be my second official year at Parkway. My wife and I have been married for 16 years. We have a two year old daughter, Mollye, and two fur babies, Katie and Angel. If you ever have any questions or concerns please do not hesitate to contact me either in person, via email:, or by phone: 759-2278.

Kristi Bass

Contact: (318) 759-2278

IBCA, JumpStart, Future Business Leaders of America

Hello! My name is Mrs. Bass and I will be teaching IBCA, as well as sponsoring FBLA this year. I attended Northwestern State University where I received my Bachelors in Business Administration. I am currently finishing my Masters in Secondary Education, also from NSU. I am a proud wife and mother to three wonderful kiddos. I love travel, tacos, and teaching. This is my first year at Parkway High School and I couldn't be more excited for this school year. Please don't hesitate to reach out if you have any questions or concerns. Go Panthers!

Kathryn Davis

Contact: (318) 759-2274

Journey to Careers, IBCA, Computer Technology

Hello! My name is Kathryn Davis, and I will be teaching Journey to Careers and IBCA this year. This will start my 19th year teaching and my first year at Parkway! I have taught in public and private schools throughout the years. I have a bachelor’s degree from LSUS in Business Administration, and I received my teaching certificate from Northwestern State University. I have taught English, Science, Yearbook, Computers, JTC, and IBCA. I am married to Keith (22 years) and we have 3 wonderful girls. My oldest is attending BPCC studying nursing, and my twins will be somophores at LCP this fall. I look forward to becoming part of the Panther nation. Please reach out to me via email or by phone if you have any questions or concerns.