Marcia MacDonald

Marcia MacDonald

marcia.macdonald@larchmontcharter.org

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I am a native of the Pacific Northwest, born and raised mostly on the dry halves of Washington and Oregon. I lived and received my master's degree in Marin County, California and came to love being in and near larger cities, and the culture in California. After five years back in eastern Washington, I met and married my husband. We worked together, owning two small businesses, before decided we needed a larger city. We moved to Las Vegas in 2015 and I was able to pursue my passion of teaching again. My husband's career brought us to Los Angeles last summer.

Where did you go to school and what was your major?
I attended Eastern Washington University in Cheney, Washington. My major was Elementary Education with a major in Natural Science and a minor in English.

What is your highest degree held?
My highest degree is a Master of Arts in Intercultural Ministries.

Why did you want to be a teacher/work in education?
My parents are both teachers . As I grew up, I was determined to be a doctor, specifically a pediatrician. I began working in my mother's second grade classroom during my senior year of high school. During that year, I realized that teaching was my calling.

How long have you been teaching/working in education?
This will be my twelfth year teaching.

What is your favorite thing about LCS?
I enjoy the collaborative spirit and input teachers are given in developing curriculum.

What was your favorite book when you were the age of your students?
Anne of Green Gables (I read the whole series at this age.)