I am so proud of my stepdaughter Megan McDonald.  Megan completed her college education at the University of Iowa and came to live with us this fall in order to do her student teaching.  Megan chose to student teach in the Aldine Independent School District.

What is important to know is that the Aldine district here in Houston is a huge district with some very challenging schools.  Megan accepted her student teaching position at what is known as a very difficult, inner-city school.

Not shying away from a challenge, Megan jumped right in a few months ago and came home with some of the most heart-wrenching stories of some of the children.  Her eyes and her heart have been opened to the incredible need out there.  Megan has learned that not only does she feel a sense of doing something really worthwhile in life, she has discovered a true love for these kids.

Just last week Megan was asked to step into a full-time job at the school she is doing her student teaching in.  She will take over a first grade class as of next week and she will be a full-fledged teacher!  Not to mention, a paid teacher at that!

Megan, we are so proud of you and know that you have a talent for working with these children.  We know that you WILL make a difference in their lives and we wish you all of the best as you take on this responsibility.  You are following your heart!

Megan is pictured here with the McDonald's flag that hung in her Grandmother McDonald's classroom many years ago.  Megan's grandmother passed away when Megan was a baby so this is super special indeed.  We know that she is proud of you Megan!

Keep up the good work and know that each and every day you do have the opportunity to change and impact lives!

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Comment balloon 4 commentsPaula McDonald, Ph.D. • December 04 2011 03:13PM


Congratulations to Miss McDonald, may she enjoy her new career and I can see a few student crushes coming her way. Thanks for sharing the story Paula!

Posted by Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!, So Utah Residential, Referral & Relocation REALTOR (Red Rock Real Estate) over 8 years ago

What a beautiful step daughter you have. I know you are so proud of her! Congratulations on the new class. Fly that flag proudly, girl!!

Posted by Joni Bailey, Your Huntsville / Lake Livingston Area REALTOR® (101 Main St. Realty) over 8 years ago

Thanks ladies.  She is a cutie and yes, there are already a ton of young boys who have their eye on her.  She will do such a great job.  Can't wait to hear more stories from her.  We need more good teachers like Megan.  Such a great profession just don't pay them enough.

Posted by Paula McDonald, Ph.D., Granbury, TX 936-203-0279 (Beam & Branch Realty) over 8 years ago


Megan looks like she has a lot of fire and passion in her smile.  Best to her with her teaching career! g

Posted by Cherise Selley, Colorado Springs Realtor (Selley Group Real Estate, LLC) over 8 years ago

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