Lauren Duran » Welcome and Bio

Welcome and Bio

Hello and Happy New School Year! Thank you for visiting my page. I hope it will be a helpful tool for you throughout the school year.
While this year begins my nineteenth in public education, it is my third at Fairmont Elementary. My experience has been varied, including music, gifted and talented, and administration. I am thrilled to be teaching where my heart smiles—fourth grade reading, writing, and social studies. I love to teach students how to think and communicate, to contribute in developing their social skills, and to help them discover the value of working hard and taking risks. It's quite a privilege!
I graduated from Clear Lake High School, and I earned a Bachelors in Humanities and a Masters in Educational Management, both from the University of Houston–Clear Lake. Although I have enjoyed adventures over the years living in Austin, New York City, and the White Mountains of Arizona, I am definitely blessed to be back in the Bay Area where I grew up. I have two children (aka sock monkeys), Sean and Pee Wee, as well as two cats, Malcolm and Little Miss Prissy. My favorite hobbies are reading, hiking, listening to and making music, and watching baseball and both professional and college football. Hook 'em, Horns!
Thank you for partnering with me for an excellent school year!
"By perseverance the snail reached the ark." ~ Charles H. Spurgeon
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