Bachelor in English and Education, Manhattan College, 1985. Master of Arts in Reading, Manhattan College, 1993.
Literature educator, St. Eugene's School, Yonkers, 1985-1993; English educator, St. Catherine Academy, Bronx, New York, 1993-1995; title I reading supervisor K-8, St. John The Evangelist School Our Lady of Sorrows, White Plains, New York, 1995-1996; English educator, Cathedral Preparatory Seminary, Rye, New York, 1996-1997; title I reading teacher, Yonkers Public Schools, since 1997. Reading consultant, private tutoring in English, Yonkers, since 1996.
Volunteer American Cancer Society, 1990-1996. Member Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development, National Council Teachers of English, International Reading Association, National Catholic Educational Association, Kappa Delta Pi, Epsilon Sigma Pi.
Married John Martin McDonald, July 9, 1988. Children: Melissa Marie, James Francis.