Degrees and Certifications:

Mr. Eric Durden

I am a graduate of Georgia State University, where I received my bachelor's degree in Public Policy. I am currently receiving my master's degree in Arts of Teaching from Belhaven University. When I joined Teach for America after college, I realized my passion for public education and discovered my desire to teach. I am beginning my third year as a classroom teacher in Jackson Public Schools.  Prior to coming to Cardozo Middle School to teach 6th grade Learning Strategies/ ELA, I spent my first year in education as a third-grade teacher at Johnson Elementary School. One of my most memorable successes as a teacher is taking something many consider "boring" and making it relevant and engaging for students. One of my favorite aspects of being a classroom teacher is collaborating between teachers and administrators to further learning and to better instruct our students.