Ms. McDonald



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Ms. McDonald

I grew up in the small town of Philipsburg, where my parents still live.  I then moved to Dillon to pursue an elementary education degree.  While attending Western, I started working for the US Forest Service as a wildland firefighter.  I spent seven years chasing smoke all over the western part of America.  I worked for the Forest Service in the summer and subbed in the winter while I waited for an opportunity to apply for a teaching position locally. 

I was happy to get the teaching position in Whitehall School District. I love the spontaneity and relationships that occur in the classroom.  Every day presents a welcomed challenge to better a child’s life.  This is my second year at Whitehall and I cannot wait to see what exciting things the year has in store.  

I’m a very outdoorsy person.  I absolutely love bow hunting and riding horses.  In fact, if I could I would either be a professional hunter or own a big working ranch.   I’ve been playing the piano since I was five and I use that and reading to relax at night.  Like I said, I enjoy riding horses and competing.  This last year, my partner and I won the World Championship Skijoring competition in the Women's/Novice division.  I currently own too many horses, cats, and one very energetic chocolate lab puppy named Moose.