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!
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(22), Larson(20), and Colton(18).
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!
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At their August meeting, the Johnston County Board of Education voted 4-3 to make face coverings required indoors in all Johnston County Public Schools campuses and on all buses for students, staff, and guests. This updated mask requirement is effective immediately.
The online application for the Johnston County Public Schools Preschool Program is now available. Parents who are interested in the JCPS Preschool Program are encouraged to apply early, as availability is on a first come, first served basis. The application window closes on June 30th.