Teacher of the Month: Mrs. Alice Dugan
About Mrs. Dugan: Mrs. Dugan taught at St. Maria Goretti for three years, then at Archbishop Carroll during 1976 and 1977. Through constriction, she went to COHS where she taught for thirty-five years. At COHS, she was Department Chair for twenty years as well as the Diocesan Math Curriculum Chair for sixteen years. Mrs. Dugan is now starting her ninth year at Carroll after her retirement in 2012. During her first five years, she instructed AP Statistics and AP Calculus BC. She is now in her third year of teaching AP Calculus AB and BC
Mrs. Dugan’s Class: Mrs. Alice Dugan is an AP Calculus teacher at Archbishop Carroll. She will ask you to work hard in class, but rest assured, it will pay off in the end. The AP test scores of Mrs. Dugan’s students are impressive. Out of eleven students in Mrs. Dugan’s AP Calculus AB course, 5 students scored a “5,” 4 students scored a “4,” and 2 students scored “3.” Out of the 6 students enrolled in Mrs. Dugan’s AP Calculus BC course, 3 students scored a “5,” 2 students scored a “4,” and 1 students scored a “3.” Each course counts for 4 college credits.
What Mrs. Dugan’s students say: Julia Lundeen ’18 recalls what an incredible teacher Mrs. Dugan was to her during her time at Archbishop Carroll. “Mrs. Dugan’s genuine caring attitude toward all of her students was evident from the first day to the last. She celebrated all of our accomplishments, even if they were small. If we made mistakes, she would tell us with authority, but would then do everything possible to make sure we understood the concept, going forward. You had to bring your best to class every day, but it was always worth it. Mrs. Dugan was one of the best teachers I had at Carroll, and her class has helped me immensely in college.”
Thank you, Mrs. Dugan, for all that you do!