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Teacher Feature: Ellena Dugas, Strack Intermediate

Teacher Feature: Ellena Dugas, Strack Intermediate

We are so excited to welcome Ms. Ellena Dugas to our Klein Family! 

After hearing such great things about Klein ISD, she decided to continue her career in Klein.

“I began my career in education as a teacher aide in 1994, and in 1998, I began my first teaching job.” Ms. Dugas said. “I discovered my love for teaching from my first day as a teacher. I felt a great passion and responsibility in shaping our future and imparting knowledge into the minds of young souls.”

Her positive attitude and sense of joy provide an exceptional learning environment for her Strack Cougars.

“Several people have asked me over the years, ‘What’s your secret to getting the students to excel?’ I build relationships with my students, let them know that I care, and then just teach,” Ms. Dugas said. “Teaching Math is the easy part.”

Ms. Dugas can take the most challenging subjects, like Math, and make it fun and exciting for her 6th-grade students. Her knowledge of the curriculum and love for teaching and learning helps her do that!

“One fun thing I do is tell the students to put themselves in the word problems,” Ms. Dugas said. “I’m always asking them, ‘what is happening?’ ‘what are you doing?’ Then, I try to break it down to the student’s level.”

Although she is new to the Strack family, Ms. Dugas is looked upon as a leader by her 6th-grade Math team. Strack Intermediate is so fortunate to have her!

“I enjoy teaching the students, and I look forward to working with my coworkers every day and making a difference in the lives of our scholars.”

We are so grateful for Ms. Dugas and all she does to help create a love for learning in all her students!


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