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Mrs. Kelley Durdella
I am originally from Naperville, Illinois, which is a suburb of Chicago. I lived in Naperville for all of my school years. When I graduated high school, I went off to Iowa State University where I planned to study dietetics to become a registered dietician. Although I enjoyed the classes, I quickly came to discover that I did not want to be a dietician after all! I had been working as a nanny for a family in town to make extra money. I loved the experience so much that I decided that I wanted to study education to become a teacher! After graduating college with my Bachelor's Degree, I decided to go straight into graduate school to get my Master's Degree, while at the same time obtaining my teaching credential. I also wanted to be closer to my sister who lived in California, so I applied to Claremont Graduate University located in Claremont, California. I taught for a few years in Southern California, but wanted to move up to the Bay Area. I heard that a great school in San Jose was hiring so I drove up to check it out. That is how I came to find Ida Price Middle School and I knew that it was a perfect fit for me!
I am married to a geologist and we have one daughter. In my spare time, I love to hang out with my husband, daughter, and friends. We like to watch movies, play card games, and try out new restaurants. I also love to read and cook