Prestonwood Christian Academy recently announced that Megan Parker Wilson will join its faculty as the Director of Speech & Communication Studies. Mrs. Parker Wilson previously served as the interim director for the program that has a comprehensive, school-wide scope. Part of the school-wide scope is the PCA Mock Trial team, who recently became the first Texas private school to win the state competition of public and private schools, and then became a Top 25 finalist in the national competition. Speech & Communication Studies was funded through gifts of support from the PCA Initiatives.
“We are excited to announce Mrs. Parker Wilson’s new role at PCA through this important program that exists to develop Christians who can confidently articulate, communicate and persuade in the varying marketplace arenas of cultural influence,” said PCA Head of School Dr. Larry Taylor. “Mrs. Parker Wilson is a highly creative and motivated speech communications and theatre professional, with a drive for service, a passion for people and vision.”
Mrs. Parker Wilson’s accomplishments include serving as a high school teacher and collegiate competitor in speech and debate, including multiple national qualifying levels. Her degree is in speech communications and theatre, and she has furthered her specialized studies at the Los Angeles Film Studies Center, the nationally respected “Think and Speak Up” program as a speech coach, and within theatre companies as a director and acting coach. Speech & Communication Studies is integrated into the PCA standard curriculum and classroom setting.
Through directorship of PCA’s Speech & Communication Studies, Mrs. Parker Wilson will also lead students in every grade to focus on speaking skills, including in the Lower and Middle Schools through the program called, “Stand Up and Be Heard.”
“Mrs. Parker Wilson is leading one of PCA’s great programs that exists to fulfill a key word in PCA’s Mission Statement, ‘influence,’ and she will develop thinkers and practitioners of rhetoric,” said Taylor. “She will be an incredible asset to this program to train our students to take captive the issues of the day and prepare them to think, reason and argue with a Christ-like humility.”