About Ms. Donahue:
This year is my second year at Shadow Ridge Middle School teaching 6th grade ELA. Previously, I attended Colorado College for my undergraduate program where I majored in English Literature and minored in Film and Education. During college, I was a diver, played violin in the symphonic orchestra, and was an outdoor education leader. Following this, I attended Colorado College's graduate program where I earned my Masters in Teaching with an emphasis in secondary English while teaching in District 2 and District 11 and was the head coach for District 12's diving team where I earned the title of 2019 Diving Coach of the Year.
I have a passion for making my courses relatable and applicable to my students' lives. I hope to excite my students by making connections between the classroom to life outside our four walls. My students will read, write, and critically examine different elements of media in our world in order to become critical consumers and creators.
I love working with middle schoolers! They are creative, quirky, keep me on my toes, and are excited to learn more about the world around them. Middle schoolers have a thirst for knowledge and passions that I love to help unlock.
In my spare time, I enjoy walks with my senior pup, Nelly; practicing yoga; coaching diving; as well as exploring the local outdoors via hiking, trail running, or mountain biking.
Ms. Donahue's class website Link:
Check-in to our class website regularly for all sorts of updates and resources that will continue to develop as we work through the year together. With that said, if you ever have any questions at all, please email me at email@example.com — I’ll respond asap.
There is a Brazilian Educator, Paulo Friere, who once suggested that it is “not enough for students to become critical consumers of culture, but that students must also become critical producers of culture as well.” I can’t wait to create amazing critical productions with your students as we learn to share our perspectives authentically with the world.
Thank you for all of your wonderful support!
2020-2021 Schoology Codes:
Please make sure you are signed up for your appropriate period's Schoology page. This year, Schoology will be your primary place to find content and class materials. Links to our Google Meets for synchronous learning will be posted on our Schoology page.
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