Born and raised as a TCK (Third Culture Kid) in Guatemala, Central America, David comes to The Webb Schools with eight years of college admission experience, having served his last appointment at Villanova University. Being no stranger to boarding schools, he spent his first eight years of life at a small boarding school located in the highlands of Guatemala where his parents served as dorm parents and faculty. After graduating high school in Guatemala, David earned his Bachelor of Arts in Music at The Master’s College and Master of Arts in Education at Pepperdine University. In his spare time, David enjoys visiting the national parks in the US, hiking, riding anything on two wheels, and serving as a sous chef to his wife (who is a wonderful cook). He and his wife are the proud pet parents of Homer and Johnny, two black rescue cats whom they adopted from a shelter in Texas. David’s favorite place on campus is the dining hall where he enjoys eating chocolate and drinking lemonade, finding that good conversation shared over delicious food demonstrates the strong sense of community at Webb.
Wilson Parnell '13 was a featured speaker at the TEDx University of Redlands event on March 23, 2019. In his talk, Parnell talks about promoting the disability spirit in a positive way. "It's simple. Focus entirely on your capabilities, rather than on your disabilities."
Our Head of Schools is one very proud son, and for good reason. The extraordinary story of his mother, Sybil Stockdale, who founded The League of Wives to bring attention and action to the fate of American POWs during the Vietnam War, has finally been told in full.
Admission into a selective four-year college or university today is difficult. The odds sometimes appear overwhelmingly slim. What does it take? Ask any member of the Class of 2019 and they will tell you that when things get tough, you have to get tougher! Once again, an impressive 100 percent of Webb seniors were admitted into selective four-year colleges—the vast majority to multiple colleges, and over 90 percent of the class to colleges ranked in the top 10 percent in the nation.