Donald is great at teaching the students to be caring and to think of others. They do this by having the staff act in a caring Manet and to correct the students when they do not behave in an appropriate manner.
This is our second year at Donald and it has been a wonderful 2 years! The staff are great and treat the kids and families well. I have a son with two learning disabilities and they have always been so good to us and have helped us learn and teach him in a way that has helped him to grow and be more confident. They also offer after school tutoring if your child needs it.
Two of my kids currently go to Donald. We've had a great experience with all of their teachers. I'm really impressed with how they use technology in the classrooms and how they help more advanced learners stay engaged.
All 3 of my children went through Donald Elementary K-5. I was an active PTA member & room mom. I was also a substitute teacher, subbing in many of the districts elementary and middle schools. I can tell you that Donald is one of the best (if not THE best) elementary schools anywhere in the District and I would hold it in comparison with any elementary school anywhere! Simply phenomenal. The principal, Michelle Wooten, is simply the best principal, woman, educator, leader and cheerleader for her kids, teachers and school that I have ever had the opportunity to know. She knows each and every child in her school and will go above and beyond for any of them. The teachers know that she will fight for them to get them whatever resources they need to be successful in their jobs and for the children to be successful and to stay on the cutting edge of innovative teaching methods and technology. I could go on for hours about all the wonderful things Mrs. Wooten has done for Donald Elementary. Now let's get to the teachers! PHENOMENAL! They give 1000% of themselves each and every day. Can't say enough positive things about Donald!
Donald is a great school with fantastic teachers and involved parents. We moved in the middle of the school year 3 years ago and my son had an easy transition and we felt welcomed into the school. The administration really cares about parent concerns. The school has been proactive about using technology as another tool for our kids to use which I like but it is just a tool. Educating our kids is the top priority and technology is just one of the methods used at Donald. We have never had problems with bullying and I feel that it would not be tolerated here.