Social Studies

Rick Bryant

Department Chair

Phone: (318) 759-2241

rick.bryant@bossierschools.org

U.S. History, Athletic Director, Leadership Team, Teacher Leader


Coach Bryant currently teaches U.S. History. He is a veteran teacher with 23 years of experience. He is the former head baseball coach of the Parkway Panthers. He serves as the Parkway High School athletic director. He is a graduate of La. Tech University and is currently working on his Masters of Educational Leadership degree. His wife Susan, daughter Brittany, and son Ricky are all Parkway alumni. Coach Bryant encourages each student at Parkway High School to become the very best that they can be on any given day. By meeting and conquering life's daily challenges we grow to our full potential. "Today is the best day this week." Make the most of it.

Quincy Jones

Phone: (318) 759-2282

quincy.jones@bossierschools.org

Civics


Mr. Jones has been teaching and coaching football in numerous states for over 10 years. He has a passion for social studies, but is also certified in English. Please contact him if needed for additional information.

Christina Grubbs

Phone: (318) 759-2240

christina.grubbs@bossierschools.org

US History, College History (dual enrollment), BETA Club Sponsor


I was born in Bossier and raised in Minden and West Monroe. I graduated from West Monroe High School and then attended the University of Louisiana, Monroe where I received both my Bachelor's and Master's degrees in History. My husband and I moved to Houston shortly after we married and I taught at both Houston Community College and Lone Star College. When we moved back I taught in Caddo Parish for one year; Red River Parish for five years; and this is my fifth year teaching at Parkway. I am certified to teach both AP U.S. History as well as AP European History. I also sponsor the Parkway chapter of the National Beta Club. My husband and I have been married for 16 years. We have a two year old daughter, Mollye, and two fur babies, Katie and Angel. I look forward to working with you this year!

Meredith McGovern

Phone: (318) 759-2239

meredith.mcgovern@bossierschools.org

Civics



"Think Global, Act Local" has become the motto of Meredith McGovern's Classroom in the past year. Awarded a prestigious Teachers for Global Classrooms fellowship for the 2015-2016 school year, Meredith was introduced to the concept of Global Education and spent the month of March studying education in the Republic of Georgia. Throughout the fellowship, Meredith was captured by the idea that our classrooms should be flattened for our students so they can experience the world and become global leaders. In addition to being a TGC Fellow, Meredith was named the Louisiana Council for Social Studies Bossier Parish Teacher of the Year, Parkway High School’s Teacher of the Year for 2014-2015, and as one of Shreveport- Bossier's Top 40 Young Professionals Under the age of 40 for 2015. Meredith McGovern not only encourages her students to strive for academic excellence in the classroom, but also to leave her class with the knowledge that they can change their communities through volunteerism and civic participation. Through her membership in the Junior League of Shreveport Bossier, she gets to see firsthand how lives can be changed through volunteer efforts. In addition to community volunteerism, Meredith McGovern stresses the importance of civic participation to her students. As Coordinator of Parkway High School’s Presidential Mock Election in 2012, student’s role played presidential candidates, celebrities and state and local politicians to conduct a national convention/Electoral College reenactment for elementary and middle schools in the South Bossier community. Through this storied tradition at Parkway High School, students are exposed at an early age to civic participation. Meredith believes that being a teacher goes beyond the classroom walls and wants students to be a positive change for their community. Meredith is the wife of Patrick and mother to two young children, JP (age 9) and Addison (age 6), who both attend Sun City Elementary.

Lori Harper

Phone: (318) 759-2255

lori.harper@bossierschools.org

World History, Psychology, Yearbook Sponsor, Homecoming Coordinator



David George

Phone: (318) 759-2241

david.george@bossierschools.org

World History, U.S. History, Head Baseball Coach, Freshmen Football Coach


Coach George is starting his 4th year at Parkway High School. In his spare time he travels the world and has been to several foreign countries. He serves as the Parkway High School head baseball coach. He is a graduate of Parkway High School.


Eddie Pentecost

Phone: (318) 759-2286

eddie.pentecost@bossierschools.org

Geography, Civics, Assistant Football Coach, Assistant Baseball Coach

Chuck McBee

Phone: (318) 759-2239

chuck.mcbee@bossierschools.org

Geography, Civics, Head Girls Soccer Coach


Even though I began my teaching and coaching career in 2006, this is my second year at PHS, and I am delighted to be here! At PHS, I teach Study Skills and coach softball. Additionally, I plan to graduate with my M.Ed. in Educational Leadership this year. When I am not teaching or coaching, I enjoy spending time with my wife, Courtney, and my daughter, Annabelle. I look forward to a successful year at Parkway! GO PANTHERS!