Karen Parker

Karen Parker

Karen Parker

3rd Grade
Room 122

karen.parker@gilbertschools.net


Welcome! 

This is my 9th year of teaching and I have spent eight of them in 3rd grade.  I love teaching third grade for so many reasons!  It's such a big year for the children and I feel so blessed to be a part of my students' lives during this important stage of development.  I believe in helping children find their power!  True self esteem comes from real accomplishments.  Third grade is a year of amazing growth and achievement that comes from lots of hard work and fun!  Third grade is awesome! 

A Little Bit About Me

I was born in Chicago and raised in the suburbs.  After graduating from Northern Illinois University, I moved to San Diego to start my career in retail management and sales.  It's there that I met my wonderful husband, Bill, and we started our family.  Together we have two beautiful daughters.  Meggan is married to a wonderful man named, Joe.  They have blessed our lives with our little granddaughter, Rosie, and we have a little grandson, named Parker, on the way!  Lindsey is busy following her dreams in San Diego, and planning her upcoming wedding to her sweetie, Daniel.  I also have a stepson and stepdaughter who live in Michigan.  Between the two, I have been blessed with five additional granddaughters!  My life has always been about my faith, family, and children.  I love my family, traveling, reading, and teaching 3rd grade at Greenfield!