Welcome to First Grade!



 Thank you for visiting our website. You can also find us on Facebook under Mrs. Parks' Classroom or Twitter @Parks_1st.  My name is Sam Parks and I am lucky enough to teach first grade at Hitchcock.   I graduated from UNL with a degree in Elementary Education and a concentration in Special Education. I earned my Masters Degree from Doane College. This will be my 16th year teaching first grade.  I LOVE watching students grow and learn new things throughout the year.

   I married my husband Nathaniel in 2003. We have been blessed with three kids.  Our daughter Keira just turned 9 years old ( and is in 4th grade here at Hitchcock), Kylie is  6 (and will start first grade here) and James is 3 1/2. We also have an adorable black lab named Maddux and 2 pet frogs!  They keep us busy, busy, busy and we love every minute of it.   In my spare time I enjoy spending time with my family and being outdoors. I love love love animals and nature.

    I am looking forward to another great school year!