Mrs. Durkin's Class - CONTACT INFORMATION: PHONE: 330-830-80

  • Hello! My name is Lisa Durkin and I am so excited to be your child's first grade teacher this year. This is my 26th year of teaching at Jackson Local Schools. Before I came to Strausser, I taught first grade at Amherst Elementary. I am a graduate of Jackson and earned my Bachelor's Degree in Education form the University of Akron. I also have a Master's Degree in Curriculum and Instruction form Ashland University. 

    I am married to Sean Durkin and have three amazing children, fourteen year old twins, Lauren and Braeden, and 9 year-old Alexa (who is in 4th grade at Strausser). I enjoy spending time with my family and friends, reading, and baking. 

    I am looking forward to spending the rest of the school year with your child as well as working together with you to make this a successful year. Please do not hesitate to contact me through voicemail (330-830-8100 ext. 2215) or note, if you have any questions. 

    Please refer to my weekly newsletter that is sent home with your child each Friday!
    - Mrs. Durkin



    Favorite color: Pink and Teal


    Favorite pet: Dogs


    Favorite foods: Sushi, Chinese, Mexican, Cookies, and Ice Cream


    Favorite restaurants: A1 Japanese Steakhouse, Panda Garden, Chipotle, El Campesino

    and Dairy Queen (Love their Blizzards!)


    Favorite hobbies: Reading, shopping, playing with my children, and baking.


    Favorite stores: Target, Kohl's, Old Navy, and Walmart


    Favorite music: Top 40


    Favorite TV shows: This is Us, The Voice, HGTV