Phone: (469) 219-2120 X 21229
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Mrs. Cindy Duran
Hi! My name is Cindy Duran. This is my third year at Baker, and I am so excited to be a part of this amazing school family! After two years in third grade, I'm thrilled to be moving up to fourth grade ELAR (reading and writing)! Last year's third graders were such a special and fun group, and my heart is full knowing that I get to spend another year with them!
This is my 15th year living my childhood dream of helping elementary students discover their passions and learn what they need to realize their own dreams. Previously, I taught second, third, and fourth grades, and K-3 gifted and talented in the Houston area, Delaware, and in Lovejoy ISD. I also taught four year old preschool for 7 years. I love this job and feel so very thankful that you share your precious children with me.
My husband Mike and I are both native Texans and Aggies. My husband is a computer programmer and avid hiker. We are blessed with four amazing kids. Christen, 28, is a T.W.U. graduate and a registered nurse working in home healthcare in Allen. She and her husband, Ryan, and son, Brayden, live in McKinney, and Brayden will be in kindergarten at Hughes in Prosper ISD this year! Stephanie, 27, is a T.W.U. graduate and is an occupational therapist in Rowlett. She is marrying Jeff in November of this year. Zachary, 25, is a petroleum engineer (Missouri S&T) working in Saudi Arabia. Brian, 21, is a business student at Collin College and works at Blue Sky Sports in Allen. I am so thankful for the Allen and Lovejoy teachers and the soccer/ football/ volleyball/ cheerleading coaches who helped our children grow into the adults they are today. Our kids are everything to us, and I hold your children close to my heart, knowing that they also deserve the best and are your whole world!
When I'm not busy with school and family, you can find me running, reading, or cheering on my favorite teams: Chelsea and the Aggies.
It's going to be a great year!
Please click the following link for our grade level website with current information about our fourth grade subjects, schedules, and other important information.
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Mrs. Duran's Homeroom's Daily Schedule
Bell Rings (7:45)
Block 1 - ELAR (Duran) 7:45 - 8:15
Specials (yellow group) 8:20 - 9:15
Block 1 (cont’d) 9:15 - 10:15
Tier Time 10:15 - 10:45
Block 2 Social Studies and Science (Hastings) 10:45 - 11:15
Lunch/Recess 11:15 - 12:15
Block 2 (cont’d) 12:15 - 1:15
Block 3 -Math (Vang) 1:15 - 2:50
(During block 2, Mrs. Duran teaches ELAR to Mrs. Vang's homeroom. During block 3, Mrs. Duran teaches ELAR to Mr. Hastings's homeroom.)