High School Teacher
Bachelor of Science, Education, Bowling Green State University; Master of Education, Curriculum and Instruction, Ashland University
Mrs. Dursik teaches 9th grade Physical Science at Great River Connections Academy. She has been teaching since 2002 and
joined Great River Connections Academy in 2020. Learn more about Mrs. Dursik below!
Why I Became a Teacher
I became a teacher by accident. I loved my science classes, but I knew that I could not work in a laboratory every day.
I enjoyed working with people and thought that this would be a great fit for me. I took my first education class,
helping students and I immediately became very passionate about wanting to make a change in students' lives.
The Online School Experience at Great River Connections Academy
I enjoy teaching on an on-line platform. I feel it allows me to work with students where they are instead of where the
entire class is at. Self-paced learning is amazing and Great River Connections Academy gives many opportunities for
students and families to take advantage of it. LiveLesson® is a great opportunity for students to chat with each other
at the beginning and end of class.
Great River Connections Academy teaches students independent learning, time management and how to deal with
distractions. Students become disciplined to complete their work, and this helps them decide if they want to further
their education at the college level or go directly into the work force.
Self-paced learning is amazing, and Great River Connections Academy gives many opportunities for students and families
to take advantage of it.
— Mrs. Dursik
Message for Families Interested in Online School
Be patient with the learning curve of online learning. It takes some time to learn the process, but students learn this
process quickly and become experts!
I enjoy spending time with my husband, three children, and our dog. We enjoy going for hikes and swimming. We also love
to cook family meals together. My daughter is an amazing baker, and my sons are great taste testers!