Phone: 469-219-2165 x 72205
Degrees and Certifications:
Degrees Bachelor of Science, University of Arkansas Medical Sciences Master of Arts in Teaching (Curriculum and Instruction) Master of Arts in Teaching, University of Central MO Certifications 4-8 Science English as Second Language
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 in 2018 which is when I began teaching at Reynolds Middle School. Previously, I taught 7th grade science for Union Public Schools in Tulsa, OK, and in Lee's Summit, MO! Lee's Summit is where I began my teaching career, first as a substitute teacher and then as a classroom teacher. Prior to teaching, I was a dental hygienist for 10 years before I made the move to being a stay-at-home mom (aka volunteer for all committees!).
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 family members, 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.
My conference time is 2nd period. (9-9:45 on M, Tu, F and 9:45-11: 15 on Thursday.)
Our team plan (PLC) time is 3rd period.
My tutoring times are Tuesday afternoon (3:30-4:00) and Wednesday morning (7:40-8:05)