Principal's Bio

Ruby Young Elementary School Principal 

Greetings, RYE Family!

It is with great honor and humble submission that I have been selected to serve as your campus leader for the 2017-2018 academic session! As always, our goal will be to maintain a premier status as an institution of learning. Our minds and actions will remain aligned with the vision. The nucleus of our work will highlight what is best for children and their complete development as learners, leaders and contributors to our local, national and global society. 

I have had a very active, engaging and productive career for over twenty years. As an educator, I have served in the capacity of classroom teacher, instructional coach, assistant principal, curriculum developer and professional learning developer and presenter. In addition, I have maintained membership in a variety of professional organizations.

Indeed, I wholeheartedly believe that all children can learn when provided the optimal learning environment. However, learning must remain personalized for every child. Thus, there will be a strategic focus on individualized learning and equal access for all children who are part of the Ruby Young Medical and Environmental Science Academy.

Again, I am excited and elated to be part of the RYE family! Now, let’s go platinum as we work towards making our vision become a reality throughout the process of becoming a model of excellence in every endeavor.

For the sake of the children,

Mrs. Duren

“Education is the passport to the future, for tomorrow belongs to those who prepare for it today.”

---- Malcolm X

E-mail: Shanta.Duren@desotoisd.org
Phone: 972-223-6505