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My name is Janelle Durbin and I teach the English side of Dual Language in second grade at New Caney Elementary. I graduated Cum Laude from Sam Houston State University with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Interdisciplinary Studies and a Master's Degree in Curriculum and Instruction. One of my favorite things about teaching is learning about each of my student’s likes and dislikes and implementing those things into my instruction. I have found students who are learning about a topic using something they are interested in are much more engaged, which makes teaching and learning fun.
During the first few weeks of school, I set aside time so that I can get to know each student. Every student is unique and has different interests and learning styles. I want to ensure that I spend an adequate amount of time learning about all my students so that we may have a productive and successful year. I believe you are the expert when it comes to your child. You have already spent many years as the most important teacher in his/her life. If there is anything you would like me to know please feel free to reach out to me. The more we communicate, the better chance we’ll have of maximizing your child’s potential.
I am honored to have the privilege of teaching your child and look forward to an exciting year with your student.