Christine Parkes has served in Adams 12 Five Star Schools since 2009. During that time she served as an Assistant Principal for one year at Centennial. She began serving as a principal at Centennial Elementary in the fall of 2010. During the 2019-2020 school year she was the Social Emotional Coach at Meridian Elementary primarly serving Kindergarten through second grade teachers and students. Her educational background includes a Bachelor's degree in Elementary Education from University of North Florida. She obtained her Master's degree at the University of North Florida in the area of Educational Leadership.
During her years of teaching she taught third, fifth and sixth grades where gifted and talented students, English Language Learners, and special education students were fully included into the classroom. She also was an assistant principal in Douglas County at a K-6 year round school for 4 years.