Elaine Duffy

"The wise man looks into space, and does not regard the small as too little, nor the great as too big; for he knows that there is no limit to its dimensions."
Elaine Duffy
Learning Specialist

Teaching and learning grow out of two essential elements: the partnership that develops between each child and his/her teacher and the construction of knowledge through guided explorations that draw upon the child’s own interests and experiences.

Having obtained undergraduate and graduate degrees in English Literature, The Art of Teaching, Diagnosis and Correction of Learning Disabilities, and certificates as Dyslexia Specialist, Early Childhood and Elementary teacher and Learning Disability Teacher Consultant, I continue to treasure the opportunity I have at the Co-op to teach in a school where teachers are encouraged to observe, acknowledge, and incorporate the passions, temperaments, and learning styles of each child while fostering the awareness and importance of the community of learners. I have been a Nursery teacher and I have created and implemented the academic support program here at the Co-op.

In my free time I enjoy camping and hiking with my family, quilting and getting lost in a good murder mystery. In a blink of an eye decades have passed during which time my children and grandchildren have learned and loved to learn here. I continue to teach and grow from those around me at the Co-op — where there is no limit to the dimension of learning.