Mrs. Trona Jurden

Phone: 972-429-3480


Degrees and Certifications:

Texas A&M University, College Station B.S. Curriculum & Instruction 1991 ESL & GT Texas A&M Graduate School - at present

Mrs. Trona Jurden


I love being a Hartman Cool Cat and working with the students, families, teachers, and faculty at Hartman Elementary.  First grade is my all time favorite age to teach.   I love making my classroom a place where my students WANT to be.   One student said, “I love when the books come to life.”  I love helping beginning readers learn to read.  

I graduated from Texas A&M University, College Station in 1991 with my degree in Education Curriculum and Instruction.  I am certified to teach early childhood - 8th grade.  My area of specialization is reading.  I have an ESL endorsement and GT certification.  I have 20+ years in first and second grade.  I also enjoy teaching Sunday School at First Baptist Church here in Wylie.  I graduate this May 2021 with my master's in Education with a specialization in Reading.  I am CALP (Dyslexia trained).  

My husband and I have three daughters.  My oldest graduated from Baylor University got married and now works in Plano, my middle daughter is a senior graphic deisgner major at Dallas Baptist University and my baby is a freshman at Texas A&M in Galveston studying Marine chemistry.