South Johnston’s Candace Parker Named Teacher Of The Month

From left to right – Cecelia Banks, South Johnston High School Assistant Principal; Chamber member Missy Medlin; Tim Barbour, Four Oaks Chamber of Commerce President; Candace Parker, Teacher of the Month; David Pearce, South Johnston Principal; Ron James, South Johnston Assistant Principal; William Weaver, South Johnston Assistant Principal.

The Four Oaks Chamber of Commerce has named Candace Parker of South Johnston High School as April’s Teachers of the Month recipient.

The Four Oaks Chamber of Commerce recognizes teachers who motivate and inspire their students through their teaching practices and their commitment to the community.

Ms.Parker has worked to create a veterinarian tech program where her students assist in local veterinarian offices.  She has also created a pet salon at SJHS and is the leader of their FFA Chapter.

South Johnston High School Principal David Pearce and Assistant Principal Cecelia Banks said in Parker’s nomination, “Ms. Parker motivates and inspires her students through her openness and approachability.  She maintains positive relationships with her students and fosters a desire for her students to learn.  Ms. Parker is deserving of this nomination due to her passion for teaching and her desire to see her students learn and succeed in all their endeavors.

Ms. Parker was presented with a certificate of recognition as well as a bag of gifts from many of the Chamber member businesses.