Meet Mrs. Duran: Resource Specialist

Mrs. DuranCeylina Duran is the newest addition to La Mariposa’s resource team.  She works mostly with students who have mild to moderate learning disabilities.  This is her 4th year teaching.  Her first two years were spent at ACE Charter High School which is under Oxnard Union High School District. There, she taught everything from Algebra to Life Skills.  Participating in ACE’s first graduation is a highlight of her career. Last year, she was at Mesa Union School in Somis. She enjoyed working at Mesa and loved being back at the elementary level.  However, Mesa Union is a one school district and being the last one hired meant she was open to accept an opportunity at La Mariposa!

Mrs. Duran is a dedicated animal lover.  She enjoys helping and working toward a better environment for wildlife (and people, too).  She volunteers with Channel Islands Marine and Wildlife Rescue (CIMWI), rescuing and rehabilitating sick and stranded wildlife.  She also has a number of pets: a dog “Nelle”, a corn snake “Jake” , and two turtles “Skip” and “Toni”.

On a perfect day, you might find Mrs. Duran at Disneyland with her family which is made up of herself, her husband,  and her 17 month old son.  She describes her son as a monster disguised as a good boy.  He is very active and has a lot of energy.  He keeps everyone he meets very busy!  They have had a great summer going new places and learning new things together.

Mrs. Duran is excited to be at La Mariposa and is looking forward to meeting everyone! She hopes to make La Mariposa her “work home”!  Let’s make sure to give her a bunch of tiger hugs and handshakes when we see her on campus!

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