Whitney Parks

Whitney Parks

District Rookie Teacher of the Year

Newberry Elementary

Hometown: Pomaria

High School: Mid-Carolina High

Favorite Teacher: Ms. Marie Robinson at Boundary Street Elementary. She taught me the importance of building relationships with your students and the rewarding nature of teaching.

Favorite Aspect of Teaching : The kids! Seeing their smiling faces every day makes my day so much brighter. They will never be able to realize how much they make my days better!

Favorite Topic to Teach: My favorite book to teach is "A Bad Case of Stripes" by David Shannon because the illustrations and text really bring the book to life and allow my students to really visualize all of the details! 

Advice for Students: One piece of advice that I always try to share with my students each year is to follow your own path. Be a leader. 

Favorite Book: "The Best of Me" by Nicholas Sparks