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Brooke Donovan - First Grade Lead Teacher

I would like the students to have a strong sense of themselves and a positive attitude towards their education.

First Grade Lead Teacher

  • What three adjectives would you use to describe your classroom?

    Supportive, Loving, and Flexible
     
  • What do you love about Shipley?

    Shipley feels like home. The students, parents, and faculty have very genuine relationships. It is a wonderful feeling to wake up and be excited to go to work.
     
  • What inspired you to choose education?

    My love of children and the influence of a couple of teachers along the way.
     
  • What is your favorite lesson, project, or activity? Why?

    I love All School Assemblies!!! The energy that fills Yarnall is fantastic. It's always fun to see past students and for younger students to see the direction they are headed in as they grow from acorns to mighty oaks.
  • What is your year-end goal for every student who walks into your classroom?

    I would like the students to have a strong sense of themselves and a positive attitude towards their education.
     
  • Are you married and/or have children?

    I have a teenage son, Patrick.
     
  • Do you have any pets?

    A German Shepherd named Only
     
  • What is your favorite season?

    The Fall. I love watching the leaves change colors and back to school events.
     
  • What is your biggest pet peeve?

    A messy car interior.
     
 
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The Shipley School is a private, coeducational day school for pre-kindergarten through 12th grade students, located in Bryn Mawr, PA. Through our commitment to educational excellence, we develop within each student a love of learning and a desire for compassionate participation in the world.