Phone: 334-664-4062


Degrees and Certifications:

Mrs. Chiara Duke


Welcome to fourth grade! This will be a year of lots of learning, personal and social development, and a year your child will reflect on in years to come. I look forward to working with you as a partner in your child's education for a successful year.

This is my twenty-third year teaching fourth grade at South Smiths Station Elementary School. Through the years, I have taught all subjects (Grammar, Spelling, Reading, Math, Science, and AL History). Presently, I am teaching Reading, Grammar/ Writing, and AL History. My teaching partner is Mrs. Melissa Newton. She teaches Math and Science. We both share the same vision to help our students reach their full potential. I am involved with extracurricular activities, including being the Beta Club sponsor for our school.

I enjoy teaching and making a positive difference in a child's life. My goal for this year is to teach in a way that my students can apply what they learn to everyday life. I want my students to be prepared for the challenges they will face in their academic years and career, as well as realize that they can make a difference in the world around them today, and in the future.


*Graduate of Smiths Station High School

*Graduate of Auburn University with a Bachelor's Degree in Liberal Arts (Social Work)

*Graduate of Troy University with a Master's Degree in Elementary Education

*Highly Qualified Teacher

*AMSTI trained

*ARI trained

*South Smiths Station Beta Club sponsor, 18th year as sponsor


Contact Information


School -   334-664-4062