Noah Parent

Noah Parent

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Noah Parent

Dorm Parent/Adventure Pillar Teacher


Noah graduated from Holyoke Community College with a degree in creative writing. While Noah grew up in Western Massachusetts, after college he decided it was time to hit the road. He spent the next several years trekking between the East and West coast of the United States. Before joining the Oliverian team, he worked at several different outdoor education schools across the U.S., including Massachusetts, Connecticut, New York, and California, where he both instructed and built curriculum. During this time, Noah found real enjoyment in leading youth adventures in the outdoors, as well as the exchange of perspectives students provide. Although life on the open road was enjoyable, Noah is excited for the opportunity to build longer-lasting bonds with the students and faculty at Oliverian.

Noah spends much of his free time writing blogs and poetry, designing board games, scrambling up mountains, and deciphering philosophy – all in a personal quest to make every day full of as much learning and enjoyment as possible.

What motivates you to work with kids?
“Growing up, there were opportunities I allowed to pass me by because of a closed perspective on the world. I have since gained a new lease on life that shows me how those sorts of challenges are achievable going forward. Helping to grow this new perspective in students and allow them to overcome more of their personal challenges is what motivates me to continue seeking out opportunities in education.”