About Us

“No one should teach who is not in love with teaching.”

Sowing Seed School staff is certified in Early Childhood development and required to attend ongoing professional development training to remain abreast of educational trends, early childhood theory, and best practices.

Background checks are required for all staff employed by Sowing Seed School. CARI- Child Abuse Record Investigation and CHRI- Criminal History Record Investigation –fingerprints.

Director: Marilyn Duran – Masters Degree in Administration and Supervision, as well as certifications in Early Childhood, Elementary Education K-8, Teaching English As A Second Language, and Bilingual/Bicultural Education. She is married for 30 years to her life and business partner and together have three children, one of whom just graduated from the University of Delaware and two attending the University of Minnesota.

Managing Director – Marilyn Duran

One reason I love what I do:

Children have always been my passion. I am blessed with three amazing children and have enjoyed a 30 plus year career of working with children and families as a teacher, School Principal, and Director of Educational Programs in both the public and private sector. 

My favorite place:

Our family Mountain home.

My favorite way to spend the weekend:

I love to study the bible and go to church with my family. I also love gardening in my backyard.

Marilyn Duran

Managing Director

Where I got my degree:

Bachelors Degree of Science

Master’s Degree in Administration and Supervision of Education 

Elementary Education K-8 certification 

Early Childhood Education certification 

Bilingual/Bicultural Education certification

Supervisor’s Certification 

English As A Second Language certification 

Something on my bucket list:

To travel and explore with my husband, children and future grandchildren.

Director of Operations – Alexander Duran

One reason I love what I do:

The first five years of a child’s life are the most critical developing years they have, which determines who they will become later in life, and I find it to be my passion to help them grow into the amazing people they will become.

My biggest inspiration and teacher is my wife of 31 years and partner, Managing Director, Mrs. Marilyn Duran, along with our three children. Having a front-row seat to Mrs. Marilyn Duran’s career has taught me first-hand all about children and their development.

My favorite place:

Our family Mountain home.

Alexander Duran

Director of Operations

My favorite way to spend the weekend:

My favorite way to spend the weekend is with my family. We go to church, study the bible, and enjoy each other’s company.

Where I got my degree:

Business Administration and Hospitality Degree from Fairleigh Dickinson University.

Something on my bucket list:

To travel and explore with my wife, children and future grandchildren.


Pooja Ashok Jain

Our daughter Renee started sowing seeds back in September when she was just 3 months old. We are very thankful for the love and affection that she has received from miss Gloria, and the others in the school. I highly recommend this facility to all the parents looking for a top-notch daycare/school for their kids.