We are excited to kick off our 2017-2018 Roadmap to Success teacher spotlights at Dallas Can Carrollton-Farmers Branch! Mr. McDuff was nominated by his Impact Manager, Summerlin Northrup, to be spotlighted.
“This is Mr. McDuff’s first year teaching Roadmap to Success at Carrollton Farmers Branch Texans Can, although he has been an educator for over 20 years. Mr. McDuff’s passion for helping his students succeed, even through difficult situations, is evident in the way that he prioritizes building relationships with them. His energy and excitement for teaching Roadmap to Success is motivating for his students, and he makes the content come alive for them by tailoring the material to make it relevant to their lives. It is impossible to be in Mr. McDuff’s room and not smile because of the difference he is clearly making in his students’ lives.” — Summerlin Northrup
Read on for an interview with Mr. McDuff!
Name: Dariet McDuff
Grade Taught: 9th thru 12th
Subject Taught: BCIS
Alma Mater: Jaguar
Area of Study: Education Leadership & Business Management
Favorite College Memory: Graduation
Why did you choose to become a teacher?
Teachers do more than teach, and their impact extends far beyond the classroom. As a teacher, you are more than just an educator: you are a mentor, a confidant and a friend. One of the most common reasons to become a teacher is to make a difference in the lives of as many students as you can. Another reasons for becoming a teacher is to contribute to your community in a meaningful way. Teaching is one of the most direct ways to make an impact, and if you are driven by the desire to help those around you, being a teacher is an vital contribution.
It’s an opportunity to work with young people and make a difference in their lives. Teaching is fun, and there are plenty of opportunities to be creative in conveying information to young people. There’s the chance to inspire students in the way you were inspired.