Meet the Teacher

Phone: 256-233-6627


Degrees and Certifications:

Bachelors Degree in Early Childhood and Elementary Education from The University of Alabama

Mrs. Jada Durden

Welcome to SPARK Academy at Cowart!

My name is Jada Durden and I am so excited to be your child's 2nd grade teacher this year! We have so many great units planned and I cannot wait for all of the learning and fun to begin!

This is my second year at SPARK and with Athens City School, but this is my 10th year teaching. I graduated from The University of Alabama with a degree in Early Childhood and Elementary Education. My first 3 years teaching were spent in Kindergarten with Tuscaloosa County Schools. The past 5 years have been with Madison City Schools teaching Kindergarten and First grade. I am thrilled to be with my second grade team again this year. We are going to have a fantastic school year!

My husband, Caleb works with the Limestone County Sheriff's Department as an Investigator. I have 2 children. Gunner is 6 and in 1st grade here at SPARK this year. Greta is 3 and goes to the Eagles Nest Preschool Program at Athens Elementary.

When not at school, I love to read and go fishing with my family. I love Alabama football and going to the beach.