Phone: (951) 696-1405 ext 2272


Degrees and Certifications:

Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Studies with a concentration Human Development/Early Childhood Studies Master of Arts in Education Masters of Arts in Educational Technology Multiple Subject Teaching Credential

Ms. Donel

Welcome to Third Grade


Hello, Cougar families and students.  My name is Ms. Donel, and I will be your third-grade teacher for the 2020/2021 school year. I have my Bachelors of Arts in Liberal Studies from California Baptist University (whoo hoo, Go Lancers!) and I have a double Masters in Education and Educational Technology and Multiple Subject Credential from Azusa Pacific University.

      I have a witty, adorable, and loving son named Lamar. I am one of five children, and I am the loving aunt to five nieces and four nephews! It is a blessing to be a part of a large and loving family!

     My life is filled with so many adventurous and creative aspirations. I have been zip lining twice! Yes, it was fun, and I would totally do it again! I love to sing, dance, and draw. I am a big fan of the arts! I also enjoy scrapbooking, and I adore butterflies. Your children will come home talking about them all the time, and you will see hints of butterflies all over my classroom. My favorite color is purple, and I love Mexican and Italian food! Yum! 

       This is my sixth year teaching third grade! I love third grade because it's the transitional year that bridges the gap between lower and upper elementary. The children grow at a tremendous rate, and it is fun to watch them blossom into little scholars. They will engage with new concepts that will require them to develop higher-level thinking, cultivate their speaking and listening skills, and encourage their creativity and the ability to collaborate. You will be amazed at their personal and socio-emotional growth by the end of the school year.

   I can't wait to take your child on this journey, and I am looking forward to watching each child succeed! Well, are you ready for the new year? Good! Because...It's Showtime!


Warm Regards,

​Ms. Donel