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Charles "Rob" Duerr


I teach second grade in a community just outside Seattle.  This will be my eleventh year teaching and my eleventh year at this school.  The school is federally designated as Title I.  It serves a linguistically, culturally, and economically diverse body of students.  It is a wonderful place to teach.

Originally from Michigan, I followed the trail west.  I have two children, the oldest is entering Kindergarden.  I’ve played soccer most of my life and I am still active in the sport.  My summer involves tending to a garden, raising chickens, and catching a Sounders match whenever possible.

I always thought I’d work my way into the policy side of education but I find too much joy in the classroom.  Writing on this blog allows me to combine my life in the classroom and my interest in policy.  I am grateful for the opportunity to lend my voice to the vibrant dialogue of the Stories from School community.

Charles "Rob" Duerr