Degrees and Certifications:

National Board Certification in Early Childhood Generalist(2008); renewal (2018) MaEd Instructional Technology (ECU) BA Elementary Education K-6 (Campbell University) BS Business Management (University of Mount Olive) Associate's Degree in Paralegal Technology (JCC) AIG Credentials Add-on licensure in Business and Family and Consumer Science

Mrs. Amber Parker

Hello! My name is Amber Parker. I am a new teacher at Benson Middle School but I am not new to teaching. I received my teaching certification from Campbell University and my Masters degree from East Carolina University. This is my 21st year in the classroom teaching ELA and Social Studies. I have been married for 20 years and have 2 daughters, Addison, who is attending JCC and Alaina, who is a junior at SJ. We also have a four year old blue-tick coon hound named Smokey.  We currently reside between Benson and Dunn. During my teaching career, I have taught 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, and 6th grade. I look forward to teaching 5th grade ELA/SS for the upcoming year.

Here are a few more of my favorite things:

My favorite food is Japanese.

My favorite colors are ECU purple and turquoise blue.

My favorite drink is orange Sunkist.

My favorite place is the beach.

My favorite teams are the North Carolina Tarheels, Carolina Panthers, and the East Carolina Pirates.





    Supply List for 5th grade


    Earbuds or headphones

    1 pack of highlighters

    #2 pencils

    pencil cap erasers

    pencil pouch

    colored pencils

    hand-held pencil sharpener

    4 spiral one-subject notebooks

    2-inch binder

    3x5 index cards

    1 pack of tab dividers

    2 pocket folders

    glue sticks

    2 packs of notebook paper

    1 pair of scissors

    1 pack of small dry-erase markers

    1 pack of Post-It notes


    Wish List Items:

    hand sanitizer, Clorox wipes, Band-Aids, dry-erase markers, paper towels, colored copy paper/cardstock, extra pencils, pencil cap erasers, black Sharpies, Post-It notes, sheet protectors, glue sticks, Kleenex, zip-loc bags (quart or gallon)


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