Program Coordinator: Jane McDonald
Office Manager: Ty House
Gifted and Talented Program:
Grade 3: Jamie Antos
Grade 4: Jeremy Slead
Grade 5: Jeremy Slead/Erin Maxwell
Middle School 6-7: Erin Maxwell
High School 8-10: Julie Mitchell
Office phone: 324-2900
Office fax: 324-2901
Ms. Jane McDonald
Ms. Jane McDonald grew up in the Midwest along the shores of Lake Erie in
Ohio. She received her BA in Sociology and Elementary Education from
University, as well as her Masters of Education in the field of Administration with Elementary Principal certification. She continued post-graduate work in gifted education and program design at
University and The Ohio State University. Most of her career has been in the field of teaching, coordinating, and developing gifted and talented education in positions at
Schools in Ohio and
School District in
En route to Montana, Ms. McDonald directed an afterschool program for two years in
Cedar City, Utah. In the short two years, the program tripled in numbers and grant funding. This experience helped to build the foundation for the
Afterschool program in
Helena. PEAK Afterschool and Summer program were national award-winning programs.
In addition Ms. McDonald has developed state and national education and wildlife programs including: Project HELP, WILD SITE, BATS! COMMUNITY CARES and PEAK, and has authored textbooks and guides to accompany each project. She has received numerous grants and awards including Teacher of the Year, OSU Environmental Teacher Award, Spirit of the Land Environmental Education Award, A Pledge and a Promise Environmental Award, and the National School Board Association’s After School Award.
Ms. McDonald lives on
Lake with her wonderful husband, Ken, and golden retriever. They have four terrific kids who have graduated from college, and seven fantastic grandchildren. They enjoy hiking, canoeing, riding/training horses, and building (houses, barns, furniture).