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Hello! My name is John McDonald and I am the Assistant Principal at Delano Elementary School. This is my first year in the Delano School District. I come to Delano from the Big Lake School District, where I taught for 18 years in first, second, and third grade. During this time I was also the K-8 Targeted Services Summer School Coordinator. I am originally from Blaine, MN and graduated from St. Cloud State University with a BS degree in Elementary Education (1-6) in 1996. I completed my Master's Degree in Teaching and Learning from St. Mary's University in 2002 and my K-12 Principal License from St. Mary's University in 2007.
Outside of school I enjoy spending time with my wife, Julie and our two boys; Ethan (15) and Colin (12). Julie is a Physical Therapy Assistant in Pediatrics at St. Cloud Hospital. Some of my hobbies include spending time with my family, golfing, camping, fishing, and watching my sons play sports.
I am very excited to join the staff at Delano Elementary School. From what I have experienced so far, I will be surrounded by hard working students, a talented and dedicated staff, and a well informed and very involved community of parents. I am looking forward to a successful school year!