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I am a 1981 graduate of Newberry High School. After high school, I attended Lander College receiving a Bachelors of Science in Elementary Education in 1985 and a Masters of Education in Elementary Education in 1986.


 I have been teaching first grade for 27 years at Prosperity-Rikard Elementary.


My name is Donna Parnell.  I am happy to be your child's first grade teacher! Your children bring me so much joy each day as I watch them learn and grow.  My husband Billy and I reside in Newberry and have two children.  Elyssa is a recent graduate of Newberry College and is employed by Newberry Observer.  Jared is a sophmore at the University of South Carolina majoring in Marketing.  When I am not teaching, I enjoy watching sporting events and spending time on the lake with my family.