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Welcome, please call me K. Sparrow. I grew up in rural eastern North Carolina. It was a community that truly embraced the concept, “it takes a village to raise a child’. I mention this to inspire students to look beyond their present circumstance and where they are; to where they’re going.
Science was always my best subject in school; so using that gift to make room for a career for me has been both wise and fruitful. I primarily financed my first undergraduate degree, by working at the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences in Research Triangle Park, NC as a bio-science research assistant. The experience, skill set, and training that I received from N.I.E.H.S. has been priceless. Upon graduating, my career began in the pharmaceutical industry. I along with two others operated a lab under Kato Research Ltd; that has now gone worldwide.
After the company moved operations to Canada; I found myself in transition. And without being interested in “teaching”; I was led towards education. I began as a kindergarten teacher assistant, before advancing on to high school and post-secondary education. I left education for some years to pursue other interests; but returned after becoming a father; and obtained an education degree along with certifications in middle grades and high school sciences. I have taught Biology, Earth and Physical Science, at Phillips High School for three (3) years.
My interests are too many to list. But I enjoy family time, amusement parks, live events and motorsports.