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Mrs. Joanie Donohue
Joanie Donohue began her administrative career as the Elementary Supervisor at Cedar Creek Elementary School in the Lacey Township School District in 2008. As an educator in the classroom for ten years prior, her experiences varied from classroom teacher, BSI instructor, to Lead Teacher. After 15 years as an Elementary Supervisor, she “left the creek and jumped over to the pond” as the Mill Pond Elementary Principal. She earned her Bachelor of Arts Degree in Humanities / Elementary Education from Georgian Court University and her Master's Degree in Education / Administration and Supervision from the University of Phoenix in 2003.
Loving the engagement of learners and their excitement at acquiring knowledge, it was no surprise she took on many instructional challenges. Her desire to understand how these young minds put all the pieces of the learning puzzle together pushed her to continue her work in education. As an Ocean County Teacher of the Year recipient for the George J. Mitchell Elementary School and Literacy First trained educator, she worked closely with her colleagues and Kean University to establish a protocol for differentiated instruction at the elementary level. Other similar contributions continued as the Supervisor at Cedar Creek Elementary to include extensive curriculum work, collaboration on RTI decisions, Basic Skills program implementation, and the safety and security of her students.
Mrs. Donohue challenges the instructional norms while raising the bar of instruction and expectations. Pride in her students can be easily seen through the students themselves, as they present themselves as respectful Mill Pond students and Lacey Township community members. Relationships are important to her. As an excited new member of the MP PTA, an active member of the LTHS PTSA, LTHS Boosters and Lacey Resident, she is always looking for ways to bring the community together through school.
Mrs. Donohue can be reached in a variety of ways.