Phone: (281) 327-0155
Degrees and Certifications:
Education: -Bachelor of Arts, History University of Houston Clear Lake -Master of Education, Administration Sam Houston State University -Encuentros Spanish Immersion School Cuernavaca, México - 2007,2009,2010,2012 -TESOL Certificate (in progress) Arizona State University State Certifications: English Lang. Arts & Reading 8-12 English as a Second Language Social Studies (comp.) 8-12 Special Education PK-12 Generalist EC-4 and 4-8 LOTE Spanish EC-12 Principal EC-12 (PDAS, ILD)
Mr. Michael Durán, M.Ed.
Mr. Durán has a diverse background in the fields of Education and Information Technology, with a focus on English Language Arts, ESL/ESOL, Social Studies, Special Education, PK-12 Campus Leadership, and Instructional Technology. Prior to entering the education field, he was an IT professional in the Houston area for major companies such as Enron and Oracle.
Mr. Duran has been teaching at Kempner High School since 2014. During Mr. Durán's years of experience in public and private Education, he has served as a teacher, a campus administrator, and a department head. He has a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Houston Clear Lake, and earned his Master of Education degree from Sam Houston State University. Mr. Durán has also formally studied the Spanish language abroad in Cuernavaca, Mexico from 2007 to 2012. Prior to moving to Fort Bend ISD, he served as an educator in Cypress-Fairbanks ISD, Houston ISD, and the Catholic Schools of the Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston.
Mr. Durán is bilingual in English and Spanish, and prioritizes parent/teacher partnerships. His philosophy is that every child has the ability to learn, regardless of ability level or circumstance, and that learning should be a fun and engaging experience for students.
Mi nombre es Señor Durán y soy bilingüe en inglés y español. Para mi, la comunicación entre los padres y los maestros es una prioridad muy alta. Creo que todos los niños tienen la capacidad de aprender a pesar de su nivel de habilidad o circunstancias. También creo que el aprendizaje debe ser una experiencia divertida y interesante. Se puede contactarme en inglés o en español como usted prefiera.
Tutorials are available each week during designated times or by request of the student. Students should email Mr. Duran in Outlook or Schoology.