Degrees and Certifications:
Bachelor of Science Degree in Elementary Education Early Childhood Certification ESL Endorsement
Mrs. Terry Duggan
Defining Moment In Education: When I was high school, I was a student aide for a first grade teacher. I loved spending time in her room. She let me work with a struggling reader. I felt such joy watching the student do something he felt impossible. It was at that time, I knew teaching was the profession for me.
Core Educational Belief: Every child has a kaleidoscope of strengths. Our role is to develop those strengths and build on them so that each child will become a successful member of our community. Everyone learns in a different way. The teacher's role is to provide different methods and opportunities for all learners. Students must feel free to take risks in their learning, to try new things without fear of failure. It is my job as an educator to provide a safe, nurturing environment in which risk taking is encouraged. Parents should be considered partners in education. We must work together for students to become successful.
Prior Experience: This is my 29 years teaching. I have taught kindergarten, first, third, fourth, and fifth grades. Most of my experience has been in Kindergarten and First Grade. I have worked in the Amphitheater District for 17 years.