Archived Stories for Union County Public Schools
Teacher of the Year 2007- 2008
A native of Union County, Mrs. Durbin graduated from Piedmont High
School in 1992. She obtained a Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree in Surface and
Textile Design and a certification in Art Education K12 from East Carolina
University in December 1997. Mrs. Durbin began her teaching career in
January 1997 in Wilson County NC. In 2000, she moved to Raleigh, NC and
taught for 4 years before finally moving back home to Union County. Mrs.
Durbin began teaching at Porter Ridge Middle when the school opened in
2005. Currently Mrs. Durbin teaches Visual Arts to Grades 68
and sponsors National Jr. Art Honor Society. She is National Board Certified in Middle
Childhood Art and is an active member of the National and North Carolina
Art Education Associations. A love for young people and art has helped Mrs.
Durbin achieve her lifelong goal to be an art educator.
Written by: Casey Stringham
Posted: Feb 01, 2010 by Casey Stringham