Dear Parents and Guardians,
Welcome to Room 18! My name is Celeste Parker and I am happy to be a new member of the Crete Elementary family. A graduate of St. Xavier University, I bring with me seven years of experience in Chicago Public Schools (CPS) as well as five years in the south suburbs.I have worked both as a resource teacher and in the self-contained setting.
I am excited to be working as your 1st/2nd grade Cross Category Special Education teacher this year! I am also the author of Pigs Don't Wear Pearls children's book series. In my spare time, I enjoy attending concerts, plays, doing yoga and traveling.
Elementary school is a critical time in your child's life, forming the bridge to middle and eventually high school. It will be filled with activities and experiences to aide in their growth both academically and socially. Together we will lay the foundation for making good decisions in school and beyond. It is my personal belief that everyone has a unique gift. It is up to us how we choose to use it in the world. I look forward to working with you!