About the Teacher
NAME: Mrs. McDonald
SCHOOL: Bella Vista Middle School
CLASS: 5 Language Arts classes
SCHOOL Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Mrs. McDonald's Biography
Dear Students and Parents,
I am thrilled to be at Bella Vista Middle School and enjoy working with
such a wonderful community. Every day I learn from administrators,
teachers, students, and parents.
BA Dominican College of San Rafael
Teaching Credential-Texas A&I University
Teacher- Corpus Christi Independent School District 1985-1986
Teaching Credential-Cal State University at Northridge
Teacher Simi Valley School District 1987-1988
Teacher LAUSD 1989-1999
GATE Administrator of Sepulveda Gifted Magnet School LAUSD 1999-2001
Teacher- T.V.U.S.D. 2001-current
Masters of Teaching-National University
with emphasis in Early Adolescent Language Arts for National Board Teacher
UC Riverside Supplemental CA English Credential (finished Fall 2013)
Teacher of the Year 2008-09 Bella Vista MS
Out of college, I worked at the Santa Ana Bowers Museum. In the following
years, I worked as a docent and a part-time employee at various museums in
the country, depending on where my prior Army husband was assigned. I
ended up becoming a teacher with a credential from Texas and, later, a
credential from California. In 2001, my family moved to Temecula where I
have been teaching ever since.
I have three older children who live in various areas of California and
a 22 year old who attends Palomar Community College and the California
Technology Academy. My family and I especially enjoy going to museums, sailing,
old trains, or visiting historical places.
Let's have a great year together with team communication among child,
parent, and teacher. Please use the Google Classroom, Infinite Campus, and this website
for checking your child's progress, homework due dates, teacher comments,and
classroom policy. Our telephone system only allows 951 calls out and it has a poor connection.
E-mail works best and I try to respond as soon as possible. If I have a staff meeting,
preparation for a substitute for a school meeting, or an appointment, I may not get back to
you until the next day. Be sure to hand in the Class Policy Tear-off with contact communication.
Mrs. Kathie McDonald