Thank you for visiting our web site! My name is Cindy Parks, and I teach second grade at Calera School. I have lived in Calera my entire life, and graduated from Calera High School. I began my career as the high school secretary in 1985. In August 1994, I taught my first class of second graders! I am a devoted 'BULLDOG" and an "OSU COWBOY!" My husband, Gerald Parks, is now the superintendent of our school. He was the former AgEd instructor for 34 years, and our family life has revolved around our school activities. We are the proud parents of twin daughters, Karla Speer and Kelli Teafatiller. They are both elementary teachers and have taught the last eight years at Madill. In August 2013, they began teaching 5th and 6th grade math and reading at Calera Elementary. Our son-in-law, Rickey Teafatiller, is also the baseball coach at Calera. Our son-in-law, Chad Speer, is the football offensive coordinator for SOSU. Our six year old granddaughter, Rilyn, our two year old grandson, Reid, and our two month old grandson, Kyson, complete the family! Rilyn is now the fifth generation of my family to attend Calera Schools. We are very proud to be a part of our community and our school!