My students call me Mrs. Durdin
B.S. Early Childhood Education & ESL
CEAS Preschool - 3, New Jersey
Years in education: 5 years
Years at WFS: This is my first year at Westfield Friends School.
Why I’m Passionate About Quaker Education
Quaker education’s focus on the whole child and balancing academic success and spiritual development is, in my opinion, the best practice in education. I find such value in being a part of a school community that holds simplicity, peace, integrity, community, equality, and stewardship as the core of its mission. It’s a place where everyone is welcome and every voice is heard as we learn and grow together.
This Year My Students Will
This year in my class we will explore the roles of being artists, scientists, musicians, explorers, and among many other things, a friend. In an environment that is safe and caring, we will explore what it means to be a part of a community at any age. My hope is for my students to thrive through the transition of coming to school, becoming familiar with daily routines, making friends, and growing in their social and emotional skills as we journey through the school year together.