We are very pleased to announce that Patrick McDonald has accepted a new role as Lower School assistant principal. After an extensive three-month search which garnered 40 candidates, Mr. McDonald’s educational and professional qualifications made him the top choice for this position. His proven work ethic and positive energy will be an asset to Wendy Titus and her team as our Lower School continues to grow!
Mr. McDonald has served as the NCCS Director of Flipside and Summer Camps since August 2018. Prior to NCCS, he held roles as a first grade and third grade teacher at North Ridge Elementary School and Walnut Creek Elementary School in Raleigh, North Carolina. He also served as the After School and Summer Camp Coordinator at The Raleigh School, as well as adjunct professor of education at Saint Augustine University in Raleigh. Mr. McDonald holds a Master of Education in Curriculum & Instruction with a concentration in educational leadership from Southern New Hampshire University and a Bachelor of Arts in Elementary Education and Liberal Studies from Saint Augustine’s College. He is also certified in gifted education, as well as in educational technology and online instruction, from Liberty University.
When not overseeing after-school kickball games and dodging water guns at summer camp, Mr. McDonald enjoys singing (which most of us have had the pleasure of enjoying!), exercising, traveling, shopping, and spending time with family and friends. He attends The Dream Center of Atlanta under Bishop William Murphy, where he sings on the praise and worship team and volunteers with the youth ministry.
About his new role, Mr. McDonald says, “I am incredibly grateful and excited to embark on this journey as Lower School assistant principal. I look forward to working alongside Mrs. Titus and the Lower School faculty and staff as we continue to provide leadership and foster the love of learning, together … cultivating hearts, challenging minds, and impacting culture.”
Congratulations, Mr. McDonald!