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Carla Parker

Hello Puster Families!  I can't begin to tell you how excited I am to join the PES family!  The passion and investment this community has in Puster is inspiring and I only hope I can add to it to provide the best school year yet for your children.  Being in 3rd grade provides some familiarity for myself.  I taught 3rd grade at Lovejoy Elementary for 12 years before teaching 2nd grade there for the past two.  3rd grade is such a pivotal year as the curriculum becomes a little more demanding and the expectations for students to gain independence in their school work is increased.  As a 3rd grade teacher, I will do my best to balance helping them along while developing a mindset that motivates them to want to tackle their challenges independently.
I am a bit familiar with many of you as my husband, Kevin, has served as the principal of Puster for the past four years.  I think he is just as excited for me to be at Puster so he can stay connected with the community!  My son, Joe, will be a 3rd grader this year at PES.  Although he's going to miss his friends at Lovejoy Elementary, he is super excited about the new ones he will make here.  My daughter, Macy, is a 2019 LHS graduate.  She will attend Collin College for one year before going to Fayetteville to attend the University of Arkansas.  Bailee is my 23 year old daughter.  She lives in McKinney and works in retail.  My oldest daughter is Brittany.  She is a KG teacher is Frisco ISD.
A big reason I love teaching are the relationships that are developed between myself and the families of the students in my classroom.  I hope to work side by side with you so your son/daughter can excel academically, socially, and emotionally this year.  I always welcome your phone call or a scheduled meeting so we can discuss what is working and what we can work on to be better for your child.  
Here's to a great school year!!