Teachers Lead Four Oaks recipient, Ms. Candace Parker of South Johnston High School

The Four Oaks Chamber of Commerce and HomeTowne Realty are celebrating Ms. Candace Parker of South Johnston High School as April’s Teachers Lead Four Oaks, Teacher of the Month recipient.  The Four Oaks Chamber of Commerce and HomeTowne Realty have partnered to present Teachers Lead Four Oaks, a monthly recognition for Four Oaks teachers.  Four Oaks teachers are a vital part of developing and leading our future workforce and future community leaders. The Four Oaks Chamber of Commerce recognizes teachers who motivate and inspire their students through their teaching practices and their commitment to the community.

Ms. Candace Parker has worked to create a veterinarian tech program where her students assist in local veterinarian offices.  She has also created a pet salon at SJHS and is the leader of their FFA Chapter.

South Johnston High School Principal, Mr. David Pearce, and Assistant Principal, Ms. Cecelia Banks shared as part of the nomination process, “Ms. Parker motivates and inspires her students through her openness and approachability.  She maintains positive relationships with her students and fosters a desire for her students to learn.  Ms. Parker is deserving of this nomination due to her passion for teaching and her desire to see her students learn and succeed in all their endeavors.

Ms. Parker was presented with a certificate of recognition as well as a bag of gifts from many of the Chamber member businesses including HomeTowne Realty, The Vine and Branch, Superior Ladies, AQ Drafting Services, McDonalds of Four Oaks, Four Oaks Interiors, Johnston Health, Scentsy representative Theron Kammerer, Carly Fogleman Photography, Terri Sessoms, June Raynor, and House-Autry Mills.

Missy Medlin, local Four Oaks HomeTowne Realty agent and sponsor of the Teachers Lead Four Oaks Program states, “I am passionate about supporting teachers because I used to teach.  HomeTowne Realty understands the importance of reaching out and supporting our local teachers.  We want to give back through our own discounts to teachers and through this recognition program.”

The Four Oaks Chamber of Commerce is honored to recognize the lasting contributions made to the Four Oaks community by our teachers.  The Four Oaks Chamber of Commerce will recognize one local teacher each month through the Teachers Lead Four Oaks program.

Pictured from left to right – Cecelia Banks, SJHS Assistant Principal, Missy Medlin, HomeTowne Realty, Tim Barbour, Four Oaks Chamber of Commerce President, Candace Parker, Teachers Lead Four Oaks recipient, David Pearce, SJHS Principal, Ron James, SJHS Assistant Principal, William Weaver, SJHS Assistant Principal.