Degrees and Certifications:
B.S. Towson University 39 Master's credits from Loyola University Maryland and UNCC
Mrs. Donna McMullen
I am thrilled to be back at Coltrane-Webb STEM Elementary School for a fourth year, and my 10th year teaching overall! This year will be my second with the amazing second grade team. I love the STEM model of teaching. It allows for creativity and hands-on experiences, which are interesting and motivating for teachers and students alike.
I live in downtown Davidson. Yes, it is a long drive to school, but it is worth it! My husband Matt and I have been married for 24 years and have 2 sons. Nathan, 22, is a first year law student at Emory University, and a recent graduate of the Honors College at the University of South Carolina. Ben, 19, is a sophomore Gamecock at South Carolina. My husband and I will be "empty nesters" for a second year. I also have an adorable but crazy Jack Russell Terrier called Maisie. Some of my hobbies are reading (especially British crime fiction), cooking, and walking- Davidson has wonderful walking trails. We like to attend sporting events. Gamecock football games are a favorite, as well as Steelers football and Penguins hockey games when we are visiting my husband's family in Pittsburgh. Another favorite are Gator games when we visit my brother in Florida. We also enjoy watching our son Ben sing and act in theatre, and watching our son Nathan compete in ultimate frisbee.
This year is going to present some unique challenges for students and teachers alike with a fully remote learning environment, but I'm excited to be working together with a great team, and to be planning many exciting integrated and hands-on learning experiences for your child, even though they will be learning from home. We are all in this together, and will be learning how to navigate our virtual classroom as a team! Feel free to reach out with any questions or concerns. Dojo is the fastest way to reach me. Please be aware that if you contact me during the school day, I probably will not be able to return your message until after school. I'm looking forward to an exciting and productive year collaborating with your child in second grade!