SMA Spotlight

I am Mrs. McDonald, the newest Four Year Old Preschool teacher. I am a mom of two boys, Kevin, a sophomore at Churchill High School, and Rowen, a 6th grader at Johnson Upper Elementary. My boys play sports, which keeps me extremely busy. Kevin plays baseball and basketball, and Rowen does travel hockey. In my spare time, I love to go golfing with my family. I also enjoy getting outside and walking my 90-pup Jetson. I tend to spend my weekends at the ball diamond, basketball court, or ice arena; however, when we don't have a sporting event to attend, I love to spend time with my close family and friends.
My family and I have been a part of the St. Michael Parish since 2011. I grew up as a parish member of St. Agatha in Redford, and when it closed, I felt a bit displaced. However, in 2010, I attended a Christmas Eve service at St. Michael's, and my family felt at home. We knew at that moment we had found our new place to follow our Catholic faith. My youngest son currently attends SMA's religious education program on Monday evenings.
In 2021 I had the opportunity to student teach with Mrs. Breyer in her second-grade classroom, and I enjoyed every minute of it. When I was asked to return to teach a preschool class this September, I knew this would be an excellent fit for me. I truly enjoy teaching; it has been a passion of mine ever since I was a little girl. My mother worked in the school district that I grew up in. Therefore, I spent all my childhood years going to school and seeing all the "behind the scenes" work teachers do, which is what fueled my passion for education. I attended Grand Canyon University to earn my Bachelor of Science degree in Early Childhood Education, and I am currently finishing my certification for Kindergarten through 5th grade.
As we venture further into the school year, I look forward to developing meaningful relationships with my students, their families, and my coworkers. I look forward to becoming a big part of the St. Michael school family.