Degrees and Certifications:
BS Early Childhood Education East Carolina University Masters Elementary Education East Carolina University
Ms. Tara Parker
I began teaching in the fall of 1987 in Spring Hope, North Carolina. For two years I was the Chapter 1 (now Title 1) reading and math teacher at Spaulding Elementary. After moving to Carteret County in 1989, I started working for Onslow County Schools. I have been privileged to work at Thompson Elementary and Silverdale as a classroom teacher in grades kindergarten, second, and third. In 2009 I accepted the position of Literacy Facilitator and served both Hunter's Creek Elementary and Sand Ridge Elementary. In 2010 I became a fulltime facilitator at Sand Ridge and later served as a reading specialist. During the 2017-2018 school year, I returned to the classroom as a third grade teacher.
In my spare time I enjoy reading, watching movies, and cooking. My most favorite times are those I get to spend with my daughter Grayson, who is a 2015 ECU graduate (Go Pirates!!), and my toy poodle, Macy.