I was born in Joliet, Illinois, but my father joined the Army so I was raised in several different places including Alabama, Maryland, Georgia, Texas, and Italy. I have a wonderful husband, four beautiful children (two boys and two girls) and two grandchildren who are the light of my life. Teaching has been a very rewarding career. I am happy to be a part of the McDonnell family and look forward to learning and growing together. In my spare time I enjoy reading, cooking, gardening, and spending time with friends and family -especially with my grandchildren - they are the BEST!!! Before becoming a reading coach, I taught kindergarten and 2nd grade. Happy Reading!!!
B.S. in Social Work, Brigham Young University, Provo, UT
M.Ed. in Early Childhood Education, College of New Rochelle, New Rochelle, NY
Reading Specialist Certification, Alabama A&M University, Normal, AL
ALSDE Class A, Early Childhood, P-3