Dr. and Mrs. Robert I. Parks Jr. of Dallas are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Megan Jane Parks, to Thaddeus Francis Beckner, son of Dr. and Mrs. Thomas F. Beckner III of Greeneville, Tenn.
The bride is a graduate of Highland Park High School. She received a Bachelor of Science in elementary education from the University of Texas at Austin and a Master of Education from Southern Methodist University. She was a member of Kappa Kappa Gamma sorority while studying at the University of Texas and a member of Pi Lambda Theta, an honors society, while attending Southern Methodist University. She currently teaches fifth grade at McCulloch Intermediate School.
The groom is a graduate of Greeneville High School. He received a Bachelor of Science in political science from the College of Charleston. He is an assistant vice president in the retail division of Henry S. Miller.
The couple met while studying abroad at the University of Richmond in London in May 2005. They will exchange wedding vows July 16 at The Broadmoor in Colorado Springs, Colo.