Welcome to Mrs. Michelle's Kindergarten Classroom

Hi, I’d like to share a bit about myself. This is my eleventh year at Loring and I am looking forward to a great year of learning.  I grew up in the Victory Neighborhood and lived on the Northside most of my life.  My husband Bob and myself needed a little more space so four years ago we moved to  Robbinsdale.  Our house is less than a mile from Loring so  we see many students and their families at the stores or when we go to the doggy park with our Golden Retrievers  LuluBelle and Daisy Mae.


I attended Minneapolis Public Schools and graduated from Patrick Henry High School, (a long time ago). I graduated from the University of Minnesota-Duluth with a degree in family life studies and child development.  I earned my kindergarten through sixth grade teaching license from Augsburg College. I earned my Master’s in Early Childhood Education from Concordia College in St. Paul along with Ms. Archie and Ms. Alm.

I have been teaching in Minneapolis since 1989.  This will be my 26th year of teaching at the kindergarten level.  I spent three years teaching first grade but kindergarten is my first love!

My goal is that: children feel challenged, successful, and proud of their accomplishments.  I want them to look forward to coming to school everyday.   I want them to love learning and to know that it is a lifelong process.  

Kindergarten is a big step for your child. If you have any questions or concerns please feel free to call me at 612-668-2060. I can be reached at 612-668-2060.  I check my voicemail and email before and after school (typically 7:40 and 3:15).  My email address is: michelle.donahue@mpls.k12.mn.us. I look forward to working with you and your child.  I know we will have a great year!