Courtney Parella » About Mrs. Parella

About Mrs. Parella

My name is Courtney Parella. This will be my first year at Carpenter Elementary, but it will be my 4th year teaching. I moved to Texas this past summer from Mississippi!
I graduated from Mississippi College with a Bachelor's degree in Elementary Education and am currently working on my Master's in TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages.) I love others countries and cultures and even actually lived in Hawaii for 11 years!
I am married to Chris Parella who is a youth pastor at Monument Baptist Church. We have a "fur baby" named Kona (she is a Miniature Schnauzer.) 
I love running, and any other kind of physical activities. I really enjoy being in nature and being outdoors! I also have a passion for music and can play about 5 different instruments (piano is my favorite though!) 
And last, but not least, I love doing Escape Rooms. My friends and I actually hold a record for the fastest time escaped in one of the rooms!