Duffy Elementary School

Marie V. Duffy Principal’s Welcome

Welcome to the Marie V. Duffy Elementary School! We are a community coming together to prepare our children to thrive in this dynamic world. Our goals are to further the academic achievement of all of our students, continue to build on our positive culture and climate and increase parent and community involvement.

The Wharton School District has invested in providing the latest technology to all of our classrooms enabling teachers to personalize instruction through Google Classroom and programs like KidBiz, Sumdog, Arcademics, and Brainpop. Classrooms are equipped with document cameras to facilitate instruction and support student learning. In addition, Duffy teachers regularly receive technology, books, audio equipment and supplies for their classrooms through successful Donors Choose applications.

The Duffy staff continues to work closely together in PLCs, Professional Learning Communities to collaboratively and consistently improve instruction.

We are in our third year of working with United Way and The College of St. Elizabeth on our Culture and Climate Initiative. DUFFY FORCE, our student team, works with our staff team to bring about positive change in the Duffy School.

Our parent liaison, Leticia Marquez, is a daily support and connection to the school for parents. She not only is privy to all the latest information on happenings in the school, but she also hosts parent workshops and is here to provide parents with hands-on support, including with the Grade Portal and messenger systems.

Together, Wharton parents, staff and students we create a place of safety, learning and challenge where our children learn to thrive.

Pamela S. Blalock, Principal

Marie V. Duffy Elementary School