About Michelle McDonald TpT Author
Welcome, I'm Michelle McDonald

 Welcome to my page! Let me share with you a little about myself.

My Family Life

My family and I live on a small lake on the Eastern Washington border. While many of our neighbors head south for the winter, we live on the lake year round. I am married to an outdoor-loving, caring, and kind man named Scott. I have two bonus kids that are just entering their teenage years. I often share about our #lakelife adventures on my Instagram.

Teaching Career

I attended Eastern Washington University, and hold a Bachelor of Arts in Education with a double major in Elementary Education and Secondary Social Studies Education. I was a full time teacher for 8 years, having taught in the Title I public schools, private schools, and the home school sector. I have a wide range of experiences in various grade levels.

In 2017, I was featured in Practical Homeschooling Magazine with my article, “Classroom Skills your Child Needs.”

During the summer, I have served as a Teacher Leader for the Ambassador Leadership Summit at both Tulane University and Harvard University.

I am currently a board member for the Washington State Council for the Social Studies.

Social Studies Curriculum

& First Year Teacher Support

I recently stepped out of the classroom to focus on creating lesson plans and classroom materials, specifically for K-8 Social Studies. In addition, I love encouraging and supporting new teachers. I host a Facebook Group specifically for new teachers.


Spokane, Washington Individualized Instruction

I provide one-on-one instruction for local students that need additional support, through the mapping of a strategic educational plan for success. Contact me below.

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