While Dorie Duquette earned a B.S., magna cum laude, in Therapeutic Recreation from York College of PA, she began an innovative career serving individuals with Alzheimer’s Disease and their families. Working on secured units as a Certified Therapeutic Recreation Specialist was extremely rewarding, but Dorie left full-time employment to fulfill one of her childhood dreams. She became a stay-at-home wife and mom.
As a child, Dorie wanted to be a stay-at-home wife and mom but also a teacher. The Lord blessed her by fulfilling both dreams. Dorie began her teaching career at age 7. Her first students included Bunny, a stuffed, blue bunny and Beary, a squashed, brown bear. From these humble beginnings, Dorie eventually progressed to tutoring. In high school, she helped younger students learn to read, and in college, she helped fellow students understand Calculus. Many years later, Dorie would use the skills learned while tutoring to homeschool her own children. During the past ten years, Dorie has taught numerous co-op classes, including History, Science, Writing, Literature, Logic, Photography, and Art. Most recently, Dorie teaches literature and cultural anthropology at Mount Sophia Academy.
When not teaching, Dorie enjoys spending time with her family, being outside, wearing flip-flops, and taking photographs. Dorie and her husband, Jerry, have four children. Three of their children are MSA graduates, and one is a current MSA student.