• Welcome to my Classroom

    Name: Helen McDonald   
    Email: helen_mcdonald@iss.k12.nc.us

     "The journey of 1,000 miles begins with
     a single step."
                                  - Lao Tzu 
    My Classroom Mission

    My mission is to provide a safe, respectful
    and intellectually stimulating environment
    where students are challenged and
    empowered to identify personal learning
    goals and be sucessful. 
    About Me

    I am a graduate of THE Statesville High 
    School, and am so excited to be back!
    I received my Bachelor of Science degree
    from UNC-Wilmington where I majored in
    biology and minored in chemistry and 
    French.  After university, I worked in the
    commercial fishing industry in Alaska for
    four years, then transitioned to military
    service with the US Navy for six years.
    Prior to coming to SHS, I worked for six
    years in pharmacy both in retail and
    hospital settings. 
    I coach SHS's swim and track teams. 

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