Mr. McDonough's Career

  • Certifications (Hired in 1989): 

                    BA Elementary Education- UW Whitewater

                    Master’s Degree- Principal Leadership- Marian College

    Spot light recognitions/Awards/Accomplishments:

                    Crystal Apple Award (nominee)

                    Herb Kohl Award for Excellence in Education (nominee)

                    Channel 15 Teacher & Classroom Shoutout

                    Educator Effectiveness (yearly)

                    Disney National Teacher of Year (nominee)

                    Wildermuth Award for Excellence in Education (repeated nominee)

                    Who’s Who in Teaching (repeated selection by former students)

                    Head Cross Country Coach Boys/Girls (13 Glorious seasons)

                    Rotary Teacher of Month

                    Cross Country Coaches Association Boys Coach of the Year

                    Lion’s Club President (Community Service Organization)

                    CAUS-N Leadership Award

                    Promotional Video Fort Healthcare

                    Positive Behavior Instruction & Support Internal coach

                    PBIS Video: Episode 2: Shawn Strikes Back (promotional video)

                    Started Youth Fun Runs 4 times a year to promote fitness:  (20+ years)

                    Cooperating Teacher for Student Teachers and Field Study Students (repeatedly)

                    Colleague Mentor- New Teachers

                    PBIS Internal Coach

                    Math Selection and Pilot Coach

                    CPI Trained-diffuse conflict situations

                    Teacher Leader- Every Year in various capacities

                    John Muir Academy-Science

                    Power of Positive Students program

                    Teacher of hearing impaired student-overcome communication obstacles

    Spot light Career Committees, Activities, and Community Involvement:

                    Educator Effectiveness Professional Reflection

                    Standardized Test Proctor Forward Exam

                    Standardized Test Administrator

                    Reading/Writing UOS Curriculum alignment & collaboration

                    Reading Units of Study lesson design

                    Writing Units of Study lesson design

                    Math selection committee

                    Math Pilot committee

                    Math Unit Pacing Organizer for grade level

                    Positive Behavior Instruction & Supports Committee (PBIS)

                    PBIS Internal Coach

                    Lion’s Club – Board of Directors, Vice President, President, Past President, Allocations

                    PTO teacher representative

                    Grade 4 Assistant Basketball Coach

                    Reader’s Workshop Training (on going)

                    Technology Committee

                    Strategic Plan Building site use-adding Luther Elementary

                    Time use committee/study

                    School climate committee

                    Food Drive Organizer

                    Community help-sand bagging during flood seasons

    Reading Committee (including reading recovery strategies)

                    Student Improvement Committee (intervention strategies for students with ADD/ADHD)

                    Writing / Language Arts Committee

                    Guidance/Health Committee

                    Student Council advisor

                    Safety Patrol advisor

                    Summer School Teacher

                    FFA Alumni

       Blackhawk Booster Club Member

                    Social Committee

                    Summer School Coordinator/Assistant

                    Strategic Planning Committee

                    Wisconsin Cross Country Coaches Association

                    Science Committee and selection

                    Social Studies Committee

                    Power of Positive Students Committee

                    Launched AT&T Learning Network Program (nationwide research/communication)

                    Presented benefits of internet and email to School Board (1990)

                    Designed AG in the Classroom Curriculum

                    Self- Evaluation Committee Audit Team for Middleton Cross Plains District (Fort Rep)

                    Head Track Coach Middle School

       Green initiative- environmental awareness, research, and activation program with students     

                    Assistant High School Freshman Basketball Coach (1 season)

                    Assistant High School Cross Country Coach (1 season)

                    And more, but you get the idea-always adjusting to the times and needs.

    Professional Course Work Taken (3-6 credit classes):

                    Improve Child Writing

                    Teaching Social Studies

                    Supervision Student Teachers

                    Classroom Organization and Management

                    Microsoft Works

                    Science in the Classroom

                    John Muir Academy- Science

                    Principal Coursework

                    Curriculum Theory

                    Educational Leaders

                    Human Development

                    Value Development

                    School and Community Relationships

                    Legal Aspects of Education

                    School Business Administration

                    Coordination/Special Needs in School

                    Supervision of Instruction

                    The Principalship

                    Intro to Educational Leadership

                    Educational Research and Statistics

                    School Practicum

                    Teaching Students to get Along

                    Multimedia in Classroom

                    Educating Students on Character

                    Teaching Students in Poverty

                    Supervision of Student Teachers 2

                    Writing for Life

                    Helping Students Become Self Directed Learners

                    Developing Character Education

                    Lewis and Clarke and the Corps of Discovery

                    Teaching Students with ADD/ADHD

                    Follow the Leader: What Great Teacher Leaders Do

                    Transcontinental Railroad and The Westward Expansion