• Welcome!  My name is Karen Parrish and I am so excited to be teaching first grade at Oak Ridge Elementary this 2019-2020 school year.  This is my 14 year at Oak Ridge Elementary School and my 21st year teaching elementary school in North Carolina.  I majored in Elementary Ed at UNC Chapel Hill and earned my Masters at Appalachian University.  My husband is originally from Oak Ridge and teaches at Northwest High School. We have raised our now adult son and daughter here in this wonderful community, starting at this very elementary school.  It is my privilege to be apart of this wonderful community school family.   



  • Class Schedule

    7:15-7:40 students arrive and unpack

    7:40-8:00 Words of Wisdom & ORE Morning Show

    8:00-9:00 CKLA Skills

    9:00-10:00  Math

    10:00-11:00   Listening and Learning 

    11:00-11:30 Recess

    11:30-12:05 Science

    12:05-12:35 Lunch

    12:45-1:30 Specials (rotating daily: Art, Media/Counseling, Music, PE, STEM)

    1:30-2:20 Guided Reading

    2:23 and 2:25 Dismissal Bells Ring



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