Ms. McDuffie

Which describes your path to becoming a teacher most closely?

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What did you major in in college and what college degrees do you have?

Bachelor's in Chemistry and Master of Science

Did you have other full-time jobs before you became a teacher? If so, what were they?


When in your life did you decide you wanted to become a teacher?

First year of college.

Did you complete student teaching before becoming a teacher? If so, describe that experience.

No, I went straight into the classroom.

What are the pros and cons of being certified in the method you used?

I have nothing to compare it to. I just decided I wanted to teach, applied to Charlotte Mecklengburg School System and taught while I was getting my education courses.

Would you recommend your path to becoming a teacher to others? Why or why not?

No, go to school completely and get it out of the way.

How many years of experience to you have in the classroom? Do you plan to remain a teacher or do you have other career aspirations?

12 years, and I plan on retiring as an educator.