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Mrs.  Celeste  Parker
Math Specialist
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 Meet Mrs. Celeste Parker   

I am a proud alumna of Berry College, where I received my Bachelor of Science Degree in Middle Grades Education. In addition, I received my Masters Degree in Education in 2005 from Walden University in the areas of Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment, and I successfully completed my Education Specialist Degree in Technology from Lesley University in May of 2008. In 2006, I became certified to teach grades Pre-K through fifth with an Early-Childhood Education Certification.


I began teaching at W.L. Swain Elementary School in 1997. I taught fifth grade math for 14 years at Swain. I enjoyed teaching fifth graders immensely and working with them in math. This will be my seventh year as Swain’s Math Specialist. I provide professional development and support in math to teachers in grades Kindergarten through fifth grade. I also observe, model, and assist with math instruction during math 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 Calhoun (specifically in the Sonoraville area) since I was married to my husband, Trevor, in 1999. We have one child, Hunter, who is eight years old and a third grade student at Swain. I have a deep love and adoration for animals, and our pets (4 cats and 3 dogs) hold a very special place in my heart. I am also a member of Philadelphia Baptist Church in Calhoun.

I truly enjoy my career, and each new school year brings numerous opportunities to touch young lives. I am also amazed each year at how much my life is touched by the students. Even as a very young child, I knew I was destined to be a teacher.

I strive to help teachers establish a learning environment in which all students are comfortable, challenged, and aren’t afraid to make mistakes. 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.


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