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About Dr. Dukes

Dr. Karen McGowan-Dukes was born and raised in Detroit, Michigan. After graduating from Pershing High School in 1975, she attended Shaw College, but graduated from Madonna College/now University in Livonia, Michigan with her Bachelor of Arts Degree in Special Education in 1979. Dr. Dukes attended Central Michigan University for her Master of Arts Degree in Education and Specialist in General Administration.

Northcentral University is where she earned her Doctor of Education with a Specialization in Exceptional Student. Dr. Dukes began her teaching career in Detroit Public Schools.  She also taught in Geneva, St. Charles, Chicago, and Aurora, Illinois.  Currently, Dr. Dukes is a special education teacher for one of the largest school districts in the state of Georgia. She is also the founder and CEO of Dukesway Academy Inc., which was a homeschool network and now a public, non-profit 501(c)(3) organization for educational services. 

The Teacher In Me Paperback – Large Print, June 3, 2021

This delightful story is about a little girl that had dreams of being a teacher. She pretended, played, and imagined herself as an educator for as long as she could remember. Her family and friends really helped her perfect her skills. Well, through early childhood, grade school, babysitting, and higher education, her dream did come true.