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Kate Duncan » Welcome!




I am beyond excited for another year with the fourth grade team at Puster Elementary. I graduated from Texas A&M University where I received my Bachelor's of Science degree in Interdisciplinary Studies. This will be my seventh year in Lovejoy ISD.  I spent my first two years at Hart Elementary teaching second grade and one year in first at Puster.  Going into my third year as a fourth grade teacher, I am confident it will be a year full of growth, fun, and lots of learning.


Since I can remember, I’ve wanted to be a teacher.  When I was in fourth grade, I thought overhead projectors were the coolest thing.  You know, the ones you had to use the Visa markers and transparency paper for.  I begged my parents to buy me one.  With a great deal of persuasion and a quick eBay search, my parents agreed to the gift and this fourth grader was ecstatic.  I’d sprint off the bus each day, put on my teacher hat, and would play school with anything I could get to sit still.  I like to say that’s where I started my career in teaching.


I grew up in San Antonio and played volleyball my entire life.  Upon graduating, I went to Texas A&M University (GIG ‘EM, AGS!) in College Station where I received my Bachelor’s in Science with a major in Interdisciplinary Studies.  I met my husband working a summer job at Sky Ranch Youth Camp.  We currently live in McKinney where we share our home with our sweet chocolate lab, Landry.  She’s proud to call herself the running class mascot of my classroom. 


I truly can’t wait to partner with you and to get to know each of your precious children.  Fourth grade is a wonderful year full of growth and was certainly a big year for me.  I look forward to teaming with you to ensure your child’s success and experience this year. Relationships are the foundation to community – first and foremost, I want your students to know how loved they are the minute they walk in my classroom each morning, and to truly feel how deeply I believe in them.


If you ever have any questions or concerns, please don’t hesitate to reach out.  I am more than thrilled to partner with you as we begin another incredible year as a Puster family!