Hello my name is Tamora Parker. I will be your Child's Kindergarten teacher this year. This will be my 22nd year serving students at Kelly Edwards Elementary. I have served in many roles in my 22 years. Some of my positions were shadowing a special needs child, paraprofessional in the four year old kindergarten class, cafeteria manager, paraprofessional in the Special Education classroom, Special Education teacher, now 5 year old kindergarten teacher. I have enjoyed every position that I have served in because I love children, and I love giving back to my community.
I grew up in the big town of Elko SC and I attended all three schools in Williston School District 29. I am a graduate of the Williston-Elko High School class of 1994. I am a proud Blue Devil fan for life. I am married to Ernest Parker Jr. We have 3 wonderful children. Tyran Parker who attends the University Of South Carolina, Tylan Parker who is a 6th grader at Williston-Elko Middle School, and Ty'Meah Parker who is a 4th grader at Kelly Edwards Elementary School.
I have an Associate of Arts Degree in Human Services and an Associate of Arts Degree in Early Childhood Education from Denmark Technical College. I have a Bachelors of Arts Degree in Criminal Justice from Voorhees College. Last but not least, I have a Masters Degree in Learning Disabilities and General Education from Francis Marion University.
My Motto: I believe the children are our future, teach them well and let the lead the way.