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English educator

John Francis O Donnell, American English educator. Certified Secondary teacher, Pennsylvania. Lilley fellow University Pennsylvania, 1981.

Background

Donnell, John Francis O was born on August 23, 1937 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States. Son of John Gerard and Annie (Ferry) O'Donnell.

Education

Bachelor of Science, Villanova University, 1959. Master of Arts, Harvard University, 1960. Doctor of Education, Temple University, 1973.

Career

Teacher, Culver (Indiana) Military Academy, 1960-1961; teacher, Harvard School, North Hollywood, California, 1961-1962; teacher, administrator, Upper Merion School District, King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, 1962-1969; professor, Pennsylvania State University, King of Prussia, 1963-1968; professor, Millersville (Pennsylvania) U., since 1969; chairman English department, Millersville (Pennsylvania) U., 1974-1983. Consultant Pennsylvania Right-to-Read Program, 1977-1980, College Board Advanced Placement, eastern United States, since 1976. Member of advisory board Pennsylvania Honors Program Committee, 1985-1987.

Achievements

  • Certified Secondary teacher, Pennsylvania.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Contributor articles to professional journals.

Membership

Member of Executive Committee Cub Scouts, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, since 1985. Synod leader Diocese of Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, 1986-1987. School director Hempfield School District, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, 1987-1991.

Member Lancaster-Lebanon Writing Council (board directors 1981-1989), National Council Teachers of English (director 1968-1969).

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Avocations: swimming, hiking, golf.

Connections

Married Candace Susan Henderson, December 30, 1967. Children: Meghan Elizabeth, Katherine Siobhan, Sean Brian, Brendan Patrick.

father:
John Gerard O'Donnell

mother:
Annie (Ferry) O'Donnell

spouse:
Candace Susan Henderson

children:
Brendan Patrick Donnell

Meghan Elizabeth Donnell

Sean Brian Donnell

Katherine Siobhan Donnell