Hello! My name is Mrs. Parks and I absolutely LOVE teaching 1st grade! I have been teaching several years. I have taught 3rd grade and then have taught 1st grade ever since. I grew up here in the Valley and graduated from Broadway High School. I have a Bachelor's degree in Early Childhood Education (PreK-3) from Eastern Mennonite University.
I got married on June 22, 2013 to my husband Chris. We enjoy going to sporting events together, fishing, trying new restaurants, and doing anything outdoors. We are both avid sports fans, but disagree on a lot of the teams… which makes watching them together even more interesting and fun! :)
On June 2, 2016 we welcomed our first child! His name is Courtland and is the joy of our life! We enjoyed this summer getting to spend more time with him and celebrate his 1st birthday!
Restaurant: Taste of Thai, Oriental Cafe, and Olive Garden
Hobbies: Cooking and making crafts (also finding fun activities for my students!)
Candy: Reese's Peanut Butter Cups and Heath Bars
Dessert: cupcakes from the Cupcake Company! YUM! and fruit (especially strawberries and bananas).
Sports: Football! (and I'm starting to watch Baseball more)
Teams: Washington Redskins, Baltimore Ravens, Washington Nationals, UVA
Movie: The Wedding Singer
Book: Safe Haven
Drink: Coffee and Sweet Tea
Store: Michael's, Target, and Primitive Stores
Birthday: October 6
-I LOVE Zebra print!
-I rode a camel in the Sahara Desert and stayed the night
-I "lived" in Spain for 3 weeks