Omar Duron

Omar Duron


Southwest Junior High School

San Luis, AZ USA

Jump off the block. Every day is a new opportunity to face your fears, a new opportunity to help someone, a new opportunity to make a difference.


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Omar Duron


My road in life has been direct.
I was born in Mexico and moved with my parents to the United States when I was in third grade.
I started my career in education as an instructional aide, serving teachers of all grade levels and helping them out in the classroom.
While working full-time, I went to Northern Arizona University and earned my degree in elementary education.
I spent about seven years in the classroom teaching grades three through six.
I eventually wanted to see how else I could make a difference for students, so I took a position as an instructional coach to help other teachers become better at their jobs.
After a few years as an instructional coach, I earned my master’s degree in educational leadership.
I spent a bit of time working at the district level before settling in as the principal of Southwest Junior High School.



I lead the students, teachers, and administrators at a junior high school.

Career Roadmap

My work combines:
My work combines:
Teaching / Mentoring


The Noise I Shed

"Don't waste your time on education."

Challenges I Overcame

First-Generation Immigrant
First-Generation College Student

Interviewed By

All Paths Arizona

All Paths Arizona

Young Arizonans explore opportunity in their home state