Third Grade Team

Courtney DuncanCourtney Duncan
3RD GRADE (RM. 123)
Phone: 903-927-8860

*MHS Class of 2001*
COLLEGE: Texas A&M University (B.S., Education)
EXPERIENCE: 13 years total, all in MISD
HOBBIES: Spending time with family and friends, and eating
WHAT I LOVE MOST ABOUT TEACHING: "My favorite thing about teaching is the relationships built with the kids, the people I work with, loving up on past students and seeing old students going on to great success!"

Jennifer KingJennifer King
3RD GRADE (RM. 125)
Phone: 903-927-8860

DEGREES EARNED: B.S., Elementary Education with Early Childhood Endorsement; ESL Certification
EXPERIENCE: 23 years in MISD
HOBBIES: Reading historical fiction...favorite author is Francine Rivers
WHAT I LOVE MOST ABOUT TEACHING: "I love connecting with kids and their parents. The greatest thing is when a child learns something they've been struggling with and I get to celebrate with them!"

Mary VerhalenMary Verhalen
3RD GRADE (RM. 122)
Phone: 903-927-8860

Della WashingtonDella Washington
3RD GRADE (RM. 124)
Phone: 903-927-8860

COLLEGE: Wiley College (Bachelor's Degree); Prairie View A&M (M.Ed)
EXPERIENCE: Della is in her 60th year as an educator, with 57 spent in Marshall ISD.
DID YOU KNOW?: "Miss Della" began teaching at Dogan Elementary in MISD before moving to South Marshall Elementary in 1962. She taught a total of 52 years at South Marshall before moving over to Sam Houston Elementary in 2017. The new library at Sam Houston was named in her honor when it opened in 2017 as the Della Washington Learning Center.
  • Read more about Miss Della and her teaching legacy in Marshall here.

Sandra ZaragozaSandra Zaragoza
3RD GRADE (RM. 126)
Phone: 903-927-8860

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