Sped, Early Childhood • Mrs. Alana Duffy, ELPT & MTSS Lead, She/Her/Hers (Ms. Alana)

Email: amkearns@cps.edu

Days: Full time

Education / Certifications:

  • Sped
  • Early Childhood
  • EL


  • After completing my student teaching at Beard, I began working here as a classroom teacher. This is my 9th year at Beard. I spent my first 7 years as a special education classroom teacher. I have taught students in Kindergarten- 3rd Grade. Last year I was the technology coordinator and this year I am beginning a new position as the ELPT and MTSS Lead. I am married to my husband, Mike, and we have a daughter named Maeve. Maeve and our dog, Finn, keep me very busy!