Mrs. Carolyn Near

Phone: (972)708-6520


Degrees and Certifications:

Degrees: Bachelors- Psychology & Sociology from North Central College (Naperville, IL) Masters- Social Work from University of Texas Arlington Certifications: -Social Studies 7-12 -Licensed Master Social Worker (Texas)

Mrs. Carolyn Near

Hi. I'm Mrs. Near,

I am the Pre-Ap, Ap, and Regular World History teacher at Duncanville High School.  I'm Chicago Born and Raised, but A proud Texan! I am still new in my career as an educator but come from a family public school teachers and I cannot think of a better job than to inspire and the love of learning in our young ones.  My hope is to not only teach history to our kids but to instill skills that they can use beyond the four walls of my classroom.  My hope is that by the end of the school year my students will:

-learn to think criticially about the world they live in.

-look beyond the words on the paper,

-question what they see, hear, and read  


My phone number and e-mail are in my details, but if you wish to meet with me in person my planning blocks are 3rd and 8th block.  Please e-mail me if you wish to schedule a conference time.  

"To give anything less than your best is to sacrifice the gift"

-Steve Prefontaine