Degrees and Certifications:
BS - University of North Texas M.Ed.-University of North Texas Principal Certification ESL Certification
Mrs. Ayanna Parker
Welcome to Central Elementary! My name is Ayanna Parker, and I am honored to serve students, teachers, and the community of Central as the principal. I am very excited to work with such a dedicated staff, hard-working students, supportive parents and caring community.
I received my Bachelor of Science degree in Interdisciplinary Studies as well as my masters in Educational Administration from the University of North Texas. This is my 25th year in education. I began my career in Duncanville teaching 4th grade. My teaching experiences consist of classroom teacher with ESL and Gifted and Talented instruction, Instructional Coaching, and assistant principal.
On a personal note, I have been married for 23 years and we have three beautiful children. Outside of my school time, I am a busy wife and mother trying to keep up with my children’s active sports and extra-curricular schedules.
I believe it is essential to maintain strong communication between home and school so please feel free to contact me if you have any questions, concerns, or celebrations. I feel blessed to be a part of the Central family and community. This is going to be an incredible year at Central learning and building positive memories.
Central’s mission states "We will illuminate the hearts and minds of students to become successful citizens, scholars, and dreamers." At Central Elementary, we maintain a safe and productive learning environment, seek ways to encourage home and community support, nurture creativity, and prepare our children to meet the challenges and opportunities of the twenty-first century. I am proud to be a Cyclone and work to ensure our mission daily.