Phone: (313) 494-7314


Degrees and Certifications:

Mrs. Vanessa Parnell

Mrs. Parnell grew up in Detroit and is a product of Detroit Public Schools. She is a proud alumna of “The Mighty Mack” and was all too eager to be selected to teach at Mackenzie Pre-K- 8 when it opened in 2012. Mrs. Parnell earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Education with a ZA endorsement from Michigan State University.  After several years of teaching, she returned to pursue her Master’s Degree in Reading and Language Arts from Oakland University and an Ed. Specialist Degree from Wayne State University. Mrs. Parnell has served as a teacher, instructional specialist, Co-Chair of the Peer Assistance and Review (PAR) Program, and a National Professional Development Facilitator for American Federation of Teachers (AFT).  Through her 33 years as an educator, Mrs. Parnell has earned several awards for her commitment to education, including being awarded National Board Teaching Certification in 2012. She believes that all of these experiences have prepared her for the current position as Assistant Principal. Mrs. Parnell is delighted to be a member of the Pasteur Team and is committed to serving the students, families, staff and community with tenacity, integrity, and excellence.