Jennifer McDonald






“I’m glad you’re here!” That is the first thing I say to my friends upon arriving to school every day. I know first-hand the overwhelm and frustration of finding the right place to leave your littlest loved ones. For the last few years, I have worked incessantly, graduating summa cum laude from Eastern Gateway Community College with an associate’s degree in Teacher Education, to make a positive difference in the lives of my young friends. I feel my biggest strengths in the classroom, such as my firm-but-fair approach and a knack for randomly breaking out in song, stem from the special moments and challenges I have faced while raising my own two children. They have taught me patience and compassion that only come from being a parent.


One of my favorite things about SVELC is our values are so deeply engrained throughout the center, with respect, integrity, creativity, and trust at the heart of everything we do. In my free time, I enjoy writing, shopping, and binge-watching reality tv shows. I am also an avid NBA (on TNT) fan – ask me about my favorite team!