Degrees and Certifications:

Dr. Paul Duggan

Welcome to Leaphart Elementary! My name is Dr. Duggan and I am looking forward to a year of exploring, creating, and investigating together with you! I have always had a love of learning, traveling, and teaching others. I earned a Ph.D. from the University of South Carolina in Teaching and Learning. Currently, I am certified to teach English Language Arts in grades 2 through 6, and science in grades six through nine. Other credentials include certification in Gifted and Talented. 

In my spare time, I enjoy 5K races,  reading, gardening, and painting.  My goal is to create a safe and loving learning environment for your children.




  • Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education
  • Masters of Arts in Science Curriculum
  • Doctor of Philosophy Teaching and Learning