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 17th 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 10 years old ( and is in 5th grade here at Hitchcock), Kylie is  7 (and will start 2nd grade here) and our son James is 4 1/2. We also have an adorable black lab named Maddux and two 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!