STAFF & FACULTY DIRECTORY PROFILE

Meredith Parry

Job Title:

Counselor

Department:

Counseling

Email:

Phone: (510) 577-9100

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Started at O'Dowd:

2013

Degrees: 

B.A. (Human Biology), Stanford; J.D., UCLA; M.A. (Counseling), St. Mary's College

Originally from:

Piedmont, California

Why I Teach:

I love helping people (especially kids) find solutions to problems.

Most powerful teaching technique:

Being a good listener, staying calm and maintaining a sense of humor. I'm also big on encouragement.

Why are the subjects you teach important?:

Favorite quotes:

"You miss 100% of the shots you don't take." --Wayne Gretzky
"You can observe a lot by just watching." --Yogi Berra
"Chains of habit are too light to be felt until they are too heavy to be broken" --Warren Buffett

Favorite trivia:

I was a member of a trivia bowl team in college as the Star Trek trivia specialist (trivia about trivia!)

Recommended visual media:

I am drawn to stories in film that are real, heartbreaking and well-directed, such as "Ordinary People," "Witness," "Terms of Endearment" and "Manchester By The Sea." I'm a sucker for a good cry!

Recommended reads:

Hobbies or outside interests:

skiing, swimming, needlework, food, sailing (new addition!)