Leticia Duran

Master of Arts in Teaching

Leticia Duran


Early Childhood Education, Elementary Education


ESOL/bilingual, Multiple Subjects

Teaching Strengths

  • Willingness to adjust my teaching style in order to support all learners. "Do not train children to learning by force and harshness, but direct them to it by what amuses their minds, so that you may be better able to discover with accuracy the peculiar bent of the genius of each." -Plato
  • Humor. I love to hear laughter and see smiles that I have induced and love finding creative and fun ways to incorporate humor into my lessons. Humor helps solidify student learning. "If people did not do silly things, nothing intelligent would ever get done." -Ludwig Wittgenstein
  • Encourage students to discover their gifts and never doubt that a student does not have a gift to share. "A teacher affects eternity; he can never tell where his influence stops." -Henry B Adams
  • Empathy and understanding for my students that opens the space for learning, growing and trusting.


  • Willamette University, Master of Arts in Teaching, 2014 (ESOL Endorsement)
  • Portland State University, Bachelor of Science in Social Science, 2008 (Psychology)


Other Classroom/Youth

  • Education Director, Your Community Mediators, McMinnville, OR 97128, Developed conflict resolution training program for at-risk incarcerated youth for Yamhill County Juvenile Detention Center


University Supervisor