Mrs. Kopec

Phone: 9103476711


Degrees and Certifications:

BA - University of Maryland University College - European Divison MS - University of Central Texas MSA - East Carolina University National Certified Counselor Nationally Certified Psychologist Nationally Certified Clinical Pyschologist Licensed Professional Counselor

Mrs. Kopec


Welcome to Parkwood Elementary - An International Habits of Mind Learning Community of Excellence!  We are proud to be the only school in the state of NC to receive this designation.  

This year will be continue to focus on the integration of all of the sixteen habits into our daily routines and daily instruction.

Persistence, Managing Impulsivity, Listening with Understanding and Empathy, Thinking About Your Thinking (Metacognition), Striving for Accuracy, Questioning and Posing Problems, Thinking and Communicating with Clairty and Precision, Gathering Data Through All Senses, Applying Past Knowledge,  Thinking Interdependently, Thinking Flexibly, Creating, Imagining and Innovating, Responding with Wonderment and Awe, Taking Responsible Risks, Finding Humor, and Remaining Open to Continuous Learning

We will be hosting a parent book study utilizing Raising Caring, Capable Kids with Habits of Mind.  If you are interested in participating, please contact me directly at  

Our K - 5th grade students will be provided 1:1 devices this year.  Third - Fifth grade students will continue with implementation of AVID strategies.  

We are excited about the school year and invite you to participate in our school by joining our PTO and/or volunteer.  I look forward to another great year at PES!