Phone: 469-219-2165 x 72206
Degrees and Certifications:
Bachelor of Science, University of Arkansas Medical Sciences Master of Arts in Teaching, University of Central MO 4-8 Science Certification
Mrs. Janis Duke
My name is Janis Duke and I am so excited to begin this school year at Reynolds Middle School! My husband, James, and I moved to Prosper this summer. For the past four years, I taught 7th grade science for Union Public Schools in Tulsa, OK. Prior to Tulsa, we lived in Lee's Summit, MO for 18 years! Lee's Summit is where I began my teaching career, first as a substitute teacher and then as a classroom teacher. Before I began my teaching career, I was a stay-at-home mom (aka volunteer for all committees!) and a dental hygienist.
James and I have two grown sons. McKinley is an attorney with Posnelli in Kansas City. Cullen is a chemical engineer with Exxon Mobil in Beaumont. In addition to our boys, we also have two furry friends, Dixie and Copper---James' hunting dogs and my pets!
I'm very excited about sharing my love of this amazing world with my students this year. My goal is for each student to begin to ask many "Why?" and "How?" questions as they develop an appreciation of the relationships between humans and our world. There is nothing better than seeing a student really begin to grasp that we are just a tiny piece of the universe, but yet our interactions within it are vitally important.