Degrees and Certifications:
Bachelor of Arts in Interdisciplinary Education from Sul Ross State University in Alpine, Texas.
Velma Lisa Duran
Hello! I am excited to join the Royal Ridge Elementary team as a 2nd grade teacher. I have 8 years of experience as an elementary teacher in which I took 12 years off to be a mommy!!! I was blessed with two AMAZING boys who attend NEISD. During that time, I spent the last 5 years as a substitute teacher for NEISD, a room mom for my boys teachers and have been a PTA member. My boys are my everything including our sweet dog Buster, named after the dog in Toy Story.
It has been a very exciting week getting ready for school and preparing a nice and comfortable place for your precious children to enjoy their education here at Royal Ridge. I am so excited for this upcoming year. Please know that I will care for your child as if they were my own and will strive to prepare them for 3rd grade.
7:15 Pick students up from the hallway/Morning Routine
7:40-7:50 Morning Announcements
7:50-8:45 Social Studies/Science
10:10-10:40 RAP/Daily 5 (Snack Time-Students bring their own snack)
11:40-12:00 Working With Words (Phonics)
2:35 Clean up