Meet Mrs. Parker
Sixth Grade
English Language-Arts and Social Studies

 North Carolina Global Educator Digital Badge Cohort 2015-2016

Mrs. Parker's email
delana.parker@bcsemail.org
Instagram- mrsparker6thgrade
 
National Junior Honor Society 

Equity Team

Listen to Me! (student blog)

Amazon Wishlist

Google Classroom code:
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Booksource (for classroom book checkout)

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My Philosophy: 
 
I believe that learning should be engaging, relevant, and, above all, fun!  When students leave my classroom, I hope they are leaders, readers, writers and have a desire to be life-long learners.
 
About me:
 
I was born and have lived in Asheville all my life.  I graduated from Erwin High School and received degrees from UNC Asheville and Western Carolina University.  I have a 20-year-old daughter who is a graduate from TC Roberson, an amazing husband and lots of pets.  I love animals, books, positive people and being outside!   

For Buncombe County Schools: 
 
* This is my 17th year teaching, (my 8th year at Koontz), 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", our 2015-2016 project, "Leading the Way with Kindness", our 2017-2018 project, "Respect for All",  and our 2018-2019 project FIND YOUR VOICE!  were all selected for submission into the National Junior Honor Society Project Database!)  Our 2019-2020 theme is "Stepping Up For Planet Earth".  
* I am a member of the Buncombe County Social Studies Leadership Team, the Student Leadership Team, and the county Diversity/Racial Equity Teams.  I am also the facilitator for the Koontz Equity 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, Hospitality, Lighthouse Team, Student Lighthouse Team, PTO Advisory, and ELA Leadership Team.
* I have K-6 certification, 6-9 Language Arts certification, AIG Endorsement, a Masters in Education, a Bachelors in Psychology, and a Global Educator Digital Badge.
* I was the 96.5 Teacher of the Month for May 2015
* I received the CT Koontz Service Award in 2015
* I am honored to be chosen as the Teacher of the Year for my school and for the TC Roberson district for the 2019-2020 school year.
* I am currently pursuing my National Boards.

At UNC Asheville:

* I teach GRE and SAT preparation classes which I have taught for the last 15 years.
* I spent two semesters as an adjunct professor of Social Studies Methods classes for future teachers. 
* I was an instructor for the summer writing camp "All Things Writing" for 5 years.
* I am the Effective Teacher Training instructor for substitute teachers.
* I help to facilitate the summer Advanced Placement Institute for high school teachers.
   
 
I'm so excited to be a part of your child's life and learning!