Schedule for Jess Duran

Classroom D231

Period 1: German 2

Period 2: Study Hall

Period 3: German 1

Period 4: Plan

Period 5: German 3

Period 6: German 1

Period 7: Plan

Period 8: German 4/IB

Contact: jlduran@jeffcoschools.us (preferred) or (303) 982-3288

Biography

Frau Duran grew up bilingual with a German mother and American father. She has lived in Texas, Germany and Colorado. After high school she attended the University of Northern Colorado, earning two Bachelor’s degrees, one in German and one in Psychology. Jess then pursued her Master’s at the University of Arizona, where she was a graduate teaching assistant and fell in love with teaching. After graduating at the age of 22, Jess took her first high school teaching position in Tucson, Arizona, doubling the size of the program and starting an exchange program with a German high school in Bavaria. Jess returned to Colorado to be closer to family and is thrilled to be at SLHS. In her spare time she and her two children enjoy hiking and playing board games together. Jess is also a member of the American Association of Teachers of German, part of the Jeffco World Language Advisory and Co-Director of Colorado German Day. She runs the GAPP (German American Partnership Program) with the Staffelsee Gymnasium in Murnau, Bavaria. Every year around 15 students have the opportunity to spend a month in Germany during the summer and host a German student for two weeks in the spring.