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Cynthia Parnell Staff Photo

BS in Visual Communication * University of Mount Olive * North Carolina

Texas Teaching Certification * Region 10 * Richardson, Texas 

Certifications: ESL Early Childhood-4th Grade Teaching Certification


I am so excited to begin another school year at D.T. Shields Elementary. We have so many amazing things planned this year for our 4th graders. I am not new to ROISD, I use to work at D.T. Shields as a substitute and an aide many years ago.  I left for a short time and taught 2nd & 4th grade in DeSoto. I am so glad to be home where I belong. Go Hawks!


My name is Cynthia Parnell, I have been married 20 years to my wonderful husband Jack. We have two amazing sons and one dog named Carolina. I enjoy going to the beach and spending time with my family. 


Welcome to 4th Grade! We are going to have a great year!