Hello parents and third graders!
Welcome back for another school year at St. Dorothy! I am very excited to meet you soon, but until then allow me to introduce myself.
My name is Miss Mollie Durkin and I am the new third grade teacher in Room 3. I grew up in Havertown and I am a proud alumnus of St. Dorothy School! I am honored to be back at St. Dot’s for my first year of teaching and am looking forward to a productive and meaningful school year.
After graduating form St. Dorothy, I attended Cardinal O’Hara High School and Chestnut Hill College. I graduated in May 2016, with my Bachelor of Science Degree in Early Childhood Education with a minor in Special Education and attained my teaching certification in Prek-4th grades. While at Chestnut Hill, I was highly involved in community service, performed in 6 shows with the drama department, and worked as a campus tour guide. I was also able to live out my Catholic identity by being a cantor for Sunday liturgies, participating in spiritual retreats, and volunteering at the World Meeting of Families. During my college career, I received a very personal approach to education where I participated in extensive classroom field experiences in a second grade classroom at Jarrettown Elementary School, a kindergarten- 3rd grade autism support classroom at John Story Jenks Elementary School, and my most recent full time student teaching experience in a kindergarten classroom at St. Genevieve School.
During my free time I love spending time with my family and friends. I am also a huge dog lover and have two small dogs at home. My first dog, Reilly, was actually a surprise purchase when my mom took me to buy my new 5th grade uniform for St. Dot’s and there was a puppy store right next to Flynn and O’Hara!! To say the least, we walked out with a new puppy and no uniform! :)
Since my passion for teaching initially sparked while I was a student at St. Dorothy School, I am thrilled to once again be apart of this strong community to help my students grow spiritually, socially, and academically! Please feel free to contact me with any questions, thoughts, or concerns as open communication between home and school is very important to me. I’m looking forward to seeing you in September!