Phone: (469) 219-2120
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Mrs. Cindy Duran
Hi! My name is Cindy Duran. This is my second year at Baker, and I am so excited to be a part of this amazing school family! This year the amazing May Vang and I will be team teaching third grade in the community room. I am so very enthusiastic about the differentiation options for our students that this wonderful opportunity will allow.
This is my 14th 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, but he is currently "fun employed", taking a 6 month break to hike the Continental Divide Trail. We are blessed with four amazing kids. Christen, 27, is a T.W.U. graduate and a registered nurse working in home healthcare in Allen. She and her son, Brayden, 5, live with us, keeping our nest full and happy! Stephanie, 26, is a T.W.U. graduate and is an occupational therapist in Rowlett. Zachary, 24, is a recent graduate in petroleum engineering from Missouri S&T. He is living at home until he begins working in Saudi Arabia as a field engineer. In the meantime, we are enjoying his cooking! Brian, 20, 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 third grade subjects, schedules, and other important information.