Cindy Rigby Medcalf Parden

Title: Elementary School Teacher (Retired)
Company:  Mobile County Public Schools
Location: Robertsdale, Alabama, United States

Cindy Rigby Medcalf Parden, Retired Elementary School Teacher at Mobile County Public Schools, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Educators for dedication, achievements, and leadership in elementary education.

Ms. Parden enjoyed school from an early age, having held a passion for learning as well as educating. Upon substituting at her first school as a young adult, she knew that she wanted to delve into this profession permanently. She earned an Associate of Arts from Pensacola State College in 1977, then went on to obtain a Bachelor of Science from the University of West Florida in 1979. She concluded her education in 1987, when she received a Master of Education from the University of South Alabama. She is a certified teacher in the state of Alabama.

Ms. Parden commenced her career as a fourth and fifth grade teacher for the Escambia County School District in Pensacola, FL, for one year prior to relocating to Mobile, AL, to become a fourth and fifth grade teacher for the Mobile County Public Schools. Throughout the duration of her career, she remained with the Mobile school system as a fourth grade teacher and first grade teacher of basic life skills. She eventually retired from the education industry in 2008.

Active in her community, Ms. Parden was involved with the Mobile County Education Association, where she was the representative for the city of Mobile. She moved on to become a state delegate of the Alabama Education Association from 1988 to 1995, as well as a delegate of the National Education Association from 1992 to 1995. She considers these moments to be the highlights of her career. In recognition of her exceptional contributions to education, Ms. Parden has been listed in the Dictionary of International Biography and the International Directory of Distinguished Leadership, and she has been named among 2,000 Notable American Women and One of 2,000 Outstanding People of the 20th Century. Notably, she has also been featured in numerous editions of Who’s Who of American Women, Who’s Who in American Education and Who’s Who in America.

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