Meet Mrs. Parker
Sixth Grade
English Language-Arts
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 My Philosophy: 
I believe that learning should be engaging, relevant, and, above all, fun!  When my students leave my classroom, I hope they are leaders, readers, writers and have a desire to be life-long learners.
About me:
I have an 18-year-old daughter who is a senior at TC Roberson, an amazing husband and lots of pets.  I love animals, books, positive people and being outside!   

For Buncombe County Schools: 
* This will be my 14th year teaching, (my 5th year at Koontz), after spending part of my first school year as a remediation tutor and an interim teacher in 4th grade- I have taught 3rd, 4th and 6th grades
 * I am currently the adviser of the National Junior Honor Society (our 2014-2015 project, "Veteran Appreciation" and our 2015-2016 project, "Leading the Way with Kindness", were both selected for submission into the National Junior Honor Society Project Database!)
* I am a member of the ELA Leadership Team, Literacy Committee, The Leader in Me Lighthouse Team and the facilitator for the Student Lighthouse Team
* In my career, I have served on the following committees: Math Team, Science Team, School Improvement Team, Graduation Initiative, Crisis Prevention, Hearing Board, Safe Schools, PTO and Unity Team 
* I have K-6 licensure, a Masters in Education and a Bachelors in Psychology
* I have AIG Endorsement
* I was the 96.5 Teacher of the Month for May 2015
* I am currrently working on my Global Educator Digital Badge

At UNC Asheville:

* I currently teach GRE and SAT preparation classes which I have taught for the last 12 years
* I spent two semesters as an adjunct professor of Social Studies Methods classes for future teachers 
* I am an instructor for the summer writing camp "All Things Writing"
* I am the instructor for Effective Teacher Training for substitute teachers
I'm honored to be a part of your child's life and learning!