Often, the boards are a collaborative effort between Mr. Parker and teachers or staff members. However, the Positive Behavioral Interventions and Support (PBIS) boards are mostly his creations. He says he is inspired by the students when he chooses the topic to be covered. The students who have grown up at HPRA, they got excited about the bulletin boards in elementary school, and they continue to give Mr. Parker ideas as middle school students. He asks the students what cartoons they like, and then he tries to draw characters that will support good behavior.
Despite being the master artist on campus, Mr. Parker says that while drawing gives him an outlet for his creativity, the best part of his job is working with the kids. He guides them to solve problems and express their feelings in productive ways, and that is his greatest reward. "This is the best group of teachers, students and staff we've had so far, we're really enjoying this school year," said Mr. Parker in his closing comment.