About Teacher

All About Mr. Durand




Birthday: December 6th

Hometown: New Milford, Connecticut (And no, I did NOT grow up on a farm raising cows!)

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High School: New Milford High School; Graduated June 1997


Undergraduate College: The Pennsylvania State University; Graduated May 2001

  • Bachelor of Science in Secondary Education Degree
  • Minor degrees earned in Geography & History


Graduate College: Gratz College; Graduated December 2010

  • Master of Arts in Education Degree


Teaching Career

Abington Junior High School

Social Studies Teacher, 2001-Present

  • 7th Grade Red Neighborhood, 2001-2005
  • 7th Grade Yellow Neighborhood, 2005-Present

TADA Co-Sponsor, 2003-Present

AJHS  social studies  TADA-Mural-1


Upper Moreland Middle School

Student Teacher, January-April 2001

Substitute Teacher, May-June 2001



Spending Time With Family & Friends

Playing Sports (Baseball, Football, Basketball, Tennis, Soccer, & Volleyball)

Playing Video Games


Working With Computers

Listening To Music


My Favorites


Favorite Sports Teams:

  • Baseball: Boston Red Sox
  • Football: New England Patriots & New York Giants
  • College Basketball: UCONN Huskies (Men’s & Women’s)
  • College Football: Penn State Nittany Lions
  • Basketball: Boston Celtics
  • Hockey: Boston Bruins
  • Soccer: New England Revolution

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Favorite Books: All Quiet on the Western Front by Erich Marie Remarque, & DC Comics Books

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Favorite Board Games: Trivial Pursuit & Risk

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Favorite TV Shows: The Flash, Arrow, Star Trek, Supergirl, Batwoman, Black Lightning, DC’s Legends of Tomorrow, Gotham, The Simpsons, & Smallville

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Favorite Cartoons: Transformers, Justice League, X-Men, Batman: The Animated Series, Superman: The Animated Series, Pinky & the Brain, and Young Justice

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Favorite Movies: Star Wars Movies, Indiana Jones Movies, James Bond Movies, Star Trek Movies, Forrest Gump, Field of Dreams, Hotel Rwanda, Saving Private Ryan, Schindler’s List, Robin Hood Movies, Batman Movies, Superman Movies, Wonder Woman, Marvel Comics Movies, & the Lord of the Rings Trilogy

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Favorite Musicians: Billy Joel, Bruce Springsteen, Rolling Stones, Eagles, U2, Beatles, Genesis, Phil Collins, Eric Clapton, Elvis Presley, Marvin Gaye, Righteous Brothers, John Mellencamp, Jimi Hendrix, Aerosmith, Goo Goo Dolls, Dave Matthews Band, Lifehouse, Beyonce, Green Day, & many more!