Donnette Durham



Degrees and Certifications:

Donnette Durham

Language Arts / Social Studies Teacher


This is my nineteenth year teaching at Carlson and with the Fort Worth ISD. Before teaching here I taught in White Settlement and Denton. I have a B.A. in Modern Dance and English Composition and an M.A. in Interdisciplinary Studies – Drama, Dance and Music, both from the University of North Texas. I was, however, born in Arkansas, and may randomly shout out “Wooo Pig Sooie!

I am certified to teach both regular and special education. I am also a Crosstimbers Master Naturalist. In a previous life (before teaching), I was a choreographer, dancer, waitress, administrative assistant, member of the Blue Devils Drum and Bugle Corps, band geek, mother and wife. (I am still a mother and wife.)

My husband, Walt, and I moved to Fort Worth in 1997 from Denton. I have two children – Lewis, age 24 (a graduate of Texas Tech University) and Della, age 19 (a sophomore at the University of North Texas). We have a dog named Dobby and eight chickens. My favorite pastimes are outdoor exploration, reading, napping and traveling with family. I love love love to read, and I read a lot!

If you are a student, parent, or random acquaintance and need book recommendations, just ask. BUT...beware that if you ask me for a book suggestion, you may need a pad and pen to make a list.