Mrs. Tonya Parkman

Phone: 601-825-5998


Degrees and Certifications:


B.S. in Education from Mississippi State University

M.Ed in Curriculum and Instruction (Literacy emphasis) from University of Texas at Arlington


English, 7-12

Reading, K-12

Gifted, K-12

Mild/Moderate Disabilities, K-12

Professional Organizations:

National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE)

International Reading Association (IRA)

Mrs. Tonya Parkman

“I have a passion for teaching kids to become readers, to become comfortable with a book, not daunted. Books shouldn't be daunting, they should be funny, exciting and wonderful; and learning to be a reader gives a terrific advantage.”  - Roald Dahl 

I share Mr. Dahl's passion for teaching children to become readers, and it is my hope that each student leaves my class with a love of reading and an understanding of how important being a reader is to his/her future success.  
I began teaching in Rankin County in January 2000 after graduating from Mississippi State University.  Over the past 14.5 years, I have taught special education, gifted education, Pre-AP 7th and 8th grade English, 10th grade writing, and various English electives.  This will be my third year at BMS, and I am so blessed to call it "home." 
My husband and I have two children (and four rescued furbabies) who are proud to be Brandon Bulldogs!
*If you are interested in seeing what I am currently reading and/or what books I love, please scroll down.  Please note that my GoodRead bookshelves may contain books that are not appropriate for all students. 

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Books I'm Currently Reading

Close Reading and Writing from Sources
Balancing It All: My Story of Juggling Priorities and Purpose

2014 Reading Challenge

2014 Reading Challenge
Tonya has read 79 books toward her goal of 100 books.
**Not to be confused with my class 40 Book Challenge
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Books I Love

Code Name Verity
Fahrenheit 451
Five Flavors of Dumb
Gone with the Wind
Harry Potter Boxset
Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell
Nothing But the Truth
The Stinky Cheese Man: And Other Fairly Stupid Tales
Sweethearts of Rhythm
Traveling Light: Releasing the Burdens You Were Never Intended to Bear
Write Beside Them: Risk, Voice, and Clarity in High School Writing [With DVD ROM]
You Are Special