Phone: 919-365-7560 ext. 2420
Degrees and Certifications:
AAS Commercial Art and Advertising Design AAS Early Childhood Education BS Bachelor of Education Birth-Kindergarten
Mrs. Shelly Creech-Parrish
Hello one and all! Welcome back to school!!!
My name is Shelly Creech-Parrish ~ Please call me Mrs. Creech. (It's just easier) This is my second year as The Art Teacher at CHES. However, I have been an educator since I was 17 years old. My life-long career started as a before/after school childcare provider over the summer of my junior year of high school. Through many years of education, lots of workplaces, and life experiences, I am finally here a proud member of the CHES family! Fun Facts: My dad attended Corinth-Holders School back in the 1940's. I attended school at CHS when it was a K-8 school. My children attended CHES.
My childhood dream was to be an art teacher. Life happened and now I'm finally here!
I have been married to Greg Parrish for 23 years. He is a JCPS teacher at Clayton High School. We have three children; Rachel(23), Larson(21), and Colton(19).
I owned and operated Little People's Learning Center In-Home Child Care for 14 years while raising our children. During this time, I volunteered in many leadership roles with the Corinth-Holders Community Recreation League and Union Chapel OFWB Church in Middlesex.
My initial goal was to work as a Kindergarten teacher. Here's where God said watch this... I applied for several Kindergarten positions in Johnston County. However, I was not hired for any of them. So I decided to become a substitute teacher. (Get your foot in the door right?) I substituted a total of 2 days at Riverdell Elementary before I got a call from Mr. McLamb on 10/16/20 to become the long term substitute teacher for none other than the Art classroom starting 10/19/20. I was elated!!! God's plan is still in motion... On 12/14/20 I was hired as the official Art teacher for CHES!!! A dream from so many years ago, that had been placed way out of thought, has become a reality for me!
I look forward to Artfully serving the children and families of CHES!
My Amazon Wish List
At the November Regular Session Board of Education meeting, the Board voted unanimously to improve safety and security in Johnston County Public Schools by implementing state-of-the-art security systems in each of the district’s schools.
We hope that you and your student have already noticed some of the exciting new food and meal opportunities we are offering in our cafeterias this school year. Our new options will include more fresh produce, vegetarian options, and opportunities for students to customize their meal choice. These new offerings will be available at both breakfast and lunch.