Louise Durant has been teaching since she was 13 years old when she became an assistant gymnastics coach. This rewarding early experience led her to seek out teaching and leadership positions in all subsequent areas of her life. She is currently entering her fourth year of teaching kindergarten in Williams, AZ. She loves the tremendous impact one can make in a small, rural-school setting. Louise is always excited to seek out new challenges and possibilities that extend her as an educator and a community leader; she recently coordinated brand-new literacy and STEAM events at her school which brought students, families and community members together.