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My name is Fina Duran. I graduated from Arizona State University. Go Devils! I am proud to say that I have lived in Arizona for over 30 years. I have one sister. We were born in Cambodia and we came to the United States in 1986. I graduated from Arizona State University. This will be my 7th year teaching Second Grade at Santa Cruz Elementary.
I am passionate about teaching. My favorite grade is Second g Grade. On a personal level, my husband Eric and I met while in college and have been happily married for 22 years this upcoming November 21 st . We have lived in Maricopa for 13 years. We have three beautiful children and a fur baby. Some of my interests include reading, listening to music, dancing, traveling, movies, Broadway shows, fishing, camping, and napping. My favorite color is purple. I love Starbuck’s coffee and Pepsi. I also enjoy eating out at my favorite Italian restaurant The Olive Garden.
Second grade is a time of discovery and excitement, and I am having a marvelous time teaching this age. I hope to create an environment children love, one where they feel safe, and where their school days are filled with wonder and excitement. My personal philosophy is that every child can learn and should be given every opportunity to succeed. I will be committed to reaching every child in my class and enabling each student to become a lifelong learner. Thank you for entrusting me with your precious child. I am a believer that working together works. Together, we can make this year a memorable and worthwhile experience.