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Ms. MacDonald's Bio

Meet Ms. MacDonald!

I was born in Oakland, California-hence becoming a life-time Raiders’ Fan!  I grew up in San Diego and completed my schooling through high school there.  I attended San Diego State University (SDSU) for 1 year, and then moved to New York, where I completed my Elementary Education degree at Long Island University, C.W. Post Campus. I have been teaching in Los Angeles for 26 years, teaching grades k-5, and have been teaching 5th grade for the past three years at Montague Charter Academy.   My passion is traveling, and have traveled extensively throughout Africa, Europe, and Mexico. I have a 15 year old son, Oliver who is the best travel buddy ever!


By making it a priority of getting to know each student well, I create a classroom environment where every child is acknowledged and feels a sense of belonging. Fun activities that promote community are an integral part of my program. I place a high priority on the social and emotional well-being of my students in tandem with the development of strong academic and artistic skills. My program emphasizes developmentally appropriate challenges and the kind of predictable structure that nurtures a sense of self-discipline, resilience, and confidence in learners — traits that are important to our students as they advance to Middle School.


I truly recognize the innate possibility of every student, and along with MCA specials’ teachers, provide them with a broad range of opportunities to explore their interests and develop their talents, helping each child reach their full potential.  


I believe that education is not just about who your child is, but also about who they will become.  I thank each and every parent for trusting me in educating your children this year.