About your Teacher ~ Ms. Dana Duffy
I am learning all about your children,
so here's some things about me.....
Ms. Dana A. Duffy
I have been in the education field for 27 years, 21 of which have been in this district. I taught Second Grade for 14 years, Kindergarten for 1 and now begin my 6th year in Fourth Grade. All were such learning experiences, especially, when I went down to Kindergarten, because I got to see where the children started.
I am the mother of two "awesome" boys ages 24 & 21. They are my best friends and I could not be any prouder. Ask me about them any time, because like any mother, who doesn't love to talk about their children.
When I first started college, I went the business route, but soon realized that my destiny in life was to be a teacher. Now, I can honestly look back and remember my second grade teacher. She was that teacher who forever had an impact on my life and because of her, I am the person I am today. I have an Associate's degree in Marketing/Management, a Bachelor's in Psychology and my Master's in Elementary Education.
Every year is a challenge, one I look forward to every Labor Day. Each child that has walked into my classroom, my life, has touched my heart in their own way. I am with them 5 days of week, sometimes more than my own, but that it what I consider them to be, my children.
When I am not teaching (which is never), because as a mother, I am always teaching something, I enjoy spending time with my family. My son Michael graduated from Dutchess Community College with a degree in Business Administration/Management. He works for the Village of Ossining Water Department. My younger son, Ryan is a senior at Springfield College in MA. He is majoring is Sports Communications/Journalism. I had a very relaxing summer, traveled to Idaho to visit my niece, and then relaxed on the beach in Ocean City, Maryland. I enjoyed time with family and friends.
I love the outdoors, and enjoy taking long walks and just enjoy time with family. I love country, but I'm a little rock and roll too. I love animals; we have a 3 year old blue nose pitbull named Belle. She is a lot of fun, but chases around our 17 year old cat named Princess.
I truly love what I do and I am looking forward to an exciting year and working closely with your children and you. I will treat your children as my own, for I have learned the love I have for children is endless. I have been blessed with wonderful children over the years both in the classroom and in my personal life, and I always have a special place in my heart for each of them. Thanks for taking the time to get to know a little more about me.
Ms. Dana Duffy