5th Grade

Shirley Parrot, 5th Grade PACE


Every child can learn if you find the right key.


After attending Issaquah High School, I graduated from Seattle Pacific College with a major in General Science (mostly biology and chemistry). I earned my Masters in Teaching from Grand Canyon University, and in 2010 I earned my National Board Certification in Literacy.
I started my career teaching 1/2 time kindergarten and 1/2 time special education after attending a wonderful year-long internship in Poulsbo. I taught in a resource room for about 12 years and then moved into the regular education classrooms at Suquamish Elementary, a rural school on a reservation. I've also taught 3rd, 4th, 5th and 6th grade, and have worked as a learning specialist working with gifted, ELL, learning disabled, and behaviorally challenged students. This is my fourth year at Lockwood Elementary, my fourth year in PACE, and my sixth year in the district. I have deeply enjoyed teaching every grade level and I have thoroughly enjoyed teaching 5th grade PACE!
I am married, I have three grown children, and I have 7 grandchildren (ages 18 months, 2, 3, 5, 5.5, 6, and 7). They keep me very busy!  I also enjoy gardening, researching, beach-combing, and playing!
If you have any questions, feel free to ask!