About Mrs. Donegan
Degrees and Certifications:
Bachelor's degree in psychology/special education from Marist College NYS certification to teach general education (N-6) and special education (K-12) Master's degree in literacy from Fordham University and NYS reading certification (Birth-6).
There was no doubt in my mind I wanted a career helping others. As an Arlington student I was inspired by my teachers. I was most interested in teaching students with special needs. I graduated from Marist College summa cum laude with a bachelor's degree in psychology/special education and NYS certification to teach general education (N-6) and special education (K-12). I went on to earn a master's degree in literacy from Fordham University and NYS reading certification (Birth-6). It was a dream come true when Arlington welcomed me back as a teacher.
For the last 18 years I have proudly served Arlington as an elementary special education teacher. For most of my career I had the opportunity to teach in inclusive settings at multiple grade levels. Not only did I gain experience teaching learners with many different needs, I also had the experience of co-teaching with many incredible teachers. When Arlington added a new district self-contained class in 2015 I jumped on the challenge to open it. I love every minute helping the students in my class achieve and love learning. I look forward to going to school each day, teaching is my passion! I have lived the Arlington mission of empowering all students to be self-directed, lifelong learners who willingly contribute to their community, and lead passionate, purposeful lives. I want the same for my students.