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5th Grade


B.S. in Elementary Education from Tennessee Tech University.



Hello, My name is Mr. Durham and I am so excited to be starting my fifth year as part of the Orchard Knob Elementary Family. This is going to be a fun year full of lots of learning and new adventures here in fifth grade.

I want to know all about you, but first let me tell you a few things about me. I was born and raised in Atlanta, Ga and moved to Chattanooga in 2005. I have been married 14 years to my wonderful wife Lisa and have an amazing son Tyler who is 13. We have two dogs named Jojo and Abbey. My family loves camping, fishing, boating, and spending time together every chance we get. 

I attended Tennessee Tech University to pursue my life-long dream to become a teacher. I completed a year long residency at Ross Elementary in Cleveland, TN working with grades 3-5 and graduated in May 2013 with my BS in elementary education. I started my teaching career here at OKES with my first 3-years teaching 3rd grade. This year I will be starting my second year in  5th grade and I'm looking forward to seeing all the familiar faces of both students and parents.

A few of my favorite things:

Favorite Color:   Blue

Favorite Season: Fall

Favorite Food:    Pizza

Favorite Hobby:  Fishing on my kayak

Fishing Gif