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Jacie McDonald

I was born in Salzburg, Austria. My father was in the army so we made our home in various locations throughout the world. We lived in Italy,
Germany, Lawton, Oklahoma, and Ft. Monroe, Virginia. My family finally
settled in Lawton, Oklahoma, where I lived until moving to Texas, in July
2001.
I am the mother of daughters, Lindsay and Kara, and son, Sam. I am a proud grandmother, and I enjoy spending time with my grandsons, Lei and Cliff, and my granddaughters, Bella, Veda, and Savannah.

I was sort of a late bloomer, choosing to become a teacher after all my
“babies” went off to school. I missed them so much, that I began
volunteering at their schools. I loved working with the children. A
friend encouraged me to go back to school. I was somewhat reluctant, as I had struggled through my earlier school experiences. However, I decided that I truly wanted to become a teacher, so off to college I went! Was I amazed as each class was successfully completed! Happily, I accomplished my goal and received a Bachelor of Science degree in elementary education from Cameron University. I continued my education and in December 2006, I earned a Masters in Teaching in Science Education at the University of Texas at Dallas. Go Comets!!
This is my twenty-first year of teaching. I taught third grade in Lawton
for six years and began teaching fourth grade
science at Lovejoy Elementary in 2001.
Teaching is a very important profession. It is important to me to help
students understand that even though we may learn in many different ways, we can achieve success by building on the foundation of our strengths. This helps us to overcome and improve our weak areas. I feel extremely fortunate to be able to make a living doing what I love...teaching!