Degrees and Certifications:
BS in Kinesiology with a teaching certification.
Coach Parker and Mrs. Weirauch
My name is Cassie Raftis-Parker This is my 24th year teaching at Silverlake! I have been the P.E. teacher at our school since the doors opened in 1998. I have the BEST job EVER!! It has been such a rewarding experience teaching at this AMAZING school. I have enjoyed watching all of my Silverlake Stars grow and learn from year to year.
It is always a joy to have my former Stars come back for a visit! I even have the privledge of having "Grand-students" - some of my very first students have families of their own and their children attended Silverlake!
I have two boys, one in 9th grade at Pearland High School and one in 5th grade at Alexander Middle school. Both of my boys attended Silverlake when they were in Elementary school! My husband George and I met before I was a PE teacher when I coached gymnastics. We met through the gymnastics community. George was an Elite coach at SEGA and at Reflex Gymnastics.- (he even had a few gymnasts that qualified Olympic trials!)
I would like to tell you about my background. Originally from the North East, (New York and Connecticut) my parents moved us to Texas when I was in 5th grade. In high school, I attended Ball High in Galveston. I ran track at Ball as a sprinter, relay runner, long jumper and I was a 5A State Champion in track for Ball High School. I was given a full scholarship in Track and Field to Lamar University where I received my teaching degree. As you can imagine, track and field is my passion!
I was also a competitive gymnast in Galveston for 10 years at "Studio i" and played volleyball through Junior High. I had classical ballet training for 15 years, perfoming in many ballets with Galveston Ballet. During college and after, I coached gymnastics ending my (gymnastics)coaching carreer at Reflex in 2004 to pursue teaching PE at Silverlake only.
I look forward to meeting you and your children! Despite all of the worries surrounding COVID, we are going to have a great year TOGETHER... but apart... :(
Coach Parker :)
Mrs. Weirauch is our fantastic PE Para and this will be her 2nd year at Silverlake. All 3 of her daughters also attended Silverlake for all 5 years! Mrs. Weirauch graduated from Texas A&M with a degree in Marketing.
We are super excited to teach PE together and are looking forward to getting to know all of our Silverlake Stars!