Phone: 706-629-0141 ext. 3714
Degrees and Certifications:
Bachelor of Science Degree-Middle Grades Education-Berry College Masters Degree in Education-Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment-Walden University Education Specialist Degree in Technology-Lesley University Early Childhood Education Certification
Mrs. Celeste Parker
Greetings from the Instructional Lead Teacher (ILT)!
I began teaching at W.L. Swain Elementary School in 1997. I taught fifth grade math for 14 years and spent nine years as Swain’s Math Specialist. This will be my second year serving the school as the Instructional Lead Teacher (ILT). I provide professional development and support to all teachers in grades Kindergarten through fifth grade. I also observe, model, and assist with instruction during classes in these grade levels. Before coming to Swain, I taught seventh grade math briefly at Ashworth Middle School as a long-term substitute, and I taught sixth grade at Model Middle School.
I grew up in Adairsville, and I have lived in Sonoraville since I was married to my husband, Trevor, in 1999. We have one child, Hunter, who is a 7th grader at Ashworth Middle School. I have a deep love and adoration for animals, and our pets (4 cats and 2 dogs) hold a very special place in my heart. I am also a member of Philadelphia Baptist Church in Calhoun.
I strive to help teachers establish a learning environment in which all students are comfortable, challenged, and aren’t afraid to make mistakes. Making mistakes is an important part of learning; it helps our brains grow! Because I believe that all students can learn and are important, I hold high expectations for all of Swain’s students, regardless of their academic ability. Each day I will treat the students with respect and help them build their self-confidence. I will encourage them to believe in themselves and make it evident that I believe in them also. I want our students to strive to do their best at everything and to never be afraid of attempting something new. Learning is a life-long adventure!