Hello, My name is Karla Parks-Speer. I am currently the 5th & 6th grade Math teacher at Calera Elementary School. I have lived in Calera my entire life. I graduated from Calera in 2001, then went on to attain my Bachelor's degree in Elementary Education from Southeastern OK State University in May 2005 with an endorsement in Early Childhood Education. I obtained my Master's degree in School Administration and Instructional Leadership from Southern Nazarene University in May 2009. I am married to Chad Speer, Offensive Coordinator for SOSU Savage Storm football. I am very excited to be working with my family and friends in such a great school system. I have a motto that I use in my classroom "If you aren't willing to learn, no one can help you. If you are determined to learn, no one can stop you". I believe that through hard work and determination, anything is possible. In my classroom we will strive for excellence!