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Taffie Duckworth

Taffie Duckworth

Taffie Duckworth is a proud graduate of St. Martha School. Because of her very fond memories of her days as a student, she decided to come back and teach at her alma mater. She became assistant principal in 2016.

After graduating from St. Martha, she attended Sacred Heart Academy, which prepared her well for obtaining her undergraduate degree at the University of Dayton and then her Master’s in Elementary Education from the University of Louisville.

Mrs. Duckworth taught at St. Aloysius, Pewee Valley for nine years before coming to work at St. Martha in 2008. She’s a recipient of the Catholic Education Foundation’s Ulmer Award.

Taffie has taught second, third and fourth grade and is passionate about every child having a voice in the classroom and knowing their contributions are a vital part of the class.

“I try my best to be a role model for all students in the ways I act and speak,” says Taffie. “Respect and responsibility are key traits I give and expect in return.”

Mrs. Duckworth, her husband, Jason, and her two children, Cooper and Max, are members of St. Martha. Cooper and Max also attend St. Martha School. In her free time, Mrs. Duckworth loves spending time with her family, traveling and reading.

"My favorite thing about St. Martha is the relationships I have made with my students, parents, and co-workers. Everyone is so welcoming. It truly is a family here!"

Q & A with Mrs. Duckworth

 

Passion:

I am passionate about every child having a voice in the classroom and knowing his/her contributions are a vital part of the class.

Philosophy:

I try my best to be a role model for all students in the ways I act and speak. Respect and responsibility are key traits I give and expect in return.

Favorite part of teaching:

The children are the reason I am a teacher. I love getting to know them and seeing the world through their eyes. Each child has a story to share.

Favorite teaching memory:

The third grade students and families made a prayer chain and collected prayer requests from all students in the school. We wrote each request on a link for a chain which we hung up in the school hallways. As the link was added to the chain, a prayer for that person was said. By the end of the year, we had a prayer chain going the entire length of the school hallway.

Favorite thing about St. Martha:

I love this community. I have been a part of it since I attended first grade. The genuine care and support I have seen over the years is amazing.

My hope for my students:

I hope they find happiness and success in their lives and that they feel God’s loving presence throughout their journey.

Fun fact:

My husband, daughter, son, and I are members of St. Martha, and my children attend St. Martha School. In my free time, I love spending time with my family, traveling, and reading.

18

Years Teaching

2008

Joined Saint Martha

Master's in Elementary Education, University of Louisville

Catholic Education Foundation’s Ulmer Award

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Great Prep for High School

“The community and fellowship are amazing. My boys have made friendships and bonds they will treasure. Their educational experience has been wonderful and will help them with their transition to high school!”

– Maranda White

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Family is the Best Word

"The teachers are really vested in the kids long after they leave their classes. Family is the best word to describe St. Martha and prepared is the best word to describe my son after his time there.”

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“The teachers are really vested in the kids long after they leave their classes. Family is the best word to describe St. Martha and prepared is the best word to describe my son after his time there.” Related

Warm & Inviting

“My children attend this school and love it!  The community is warm & inviting, the school staff genuinely care about my children's whole well-being. I highly recommend this school.”

– Kari Ogle

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– Kari Ogle

“My children attend this school and love it!  The community is warm & inviting, the school staff genuinely care about my children’s whole well-being. I highly recommend this school.” Related

Being a Part of a Family

“When choosing a parish for my family, I was looking for a community that would fulfill our spiritual, educational, and social needs. St. Martha Church and School has been that for over 23 years now."

– Dana Bale

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– Dana Bale

“When choosing a parish for my family, I was looking for a community that would fulfill our spiritual, educational, and social needs. St. Martha Church and School has been that for over 23 years now.” Related

Top-Notch Academics

“Top-notch academics, athletics, students and parents. You won't find a better school!

– Katherine A. McCurry

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– Katherine A. McCurry

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It’s a Blast

“Softball leagues here are a blast. Best fish in town!”

– Kathleen Smith

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– Kathleen Smith

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You Can’t Beat the People

"My husband and I toured several parish schools in Louisville, and St. Martha stood out for its incredibly friendly staff and supporting culture. We felt the magic immediately."

– Lauren Micka Thomas

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– Lauren Micka Thomas

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